Ghana: Wind Energy Project Amlakpo receives renewed EPA-Environmental Permit
After the Ghanaian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) having issued an Environmental Permit for our Wind Energy Project Amlakpo some time ago, this now needed to be renewed because of the time that has already passed since then.
As we have enlarged the project area for the Amlakpo Wind Farm, a new application needed to be handed in to EPA. This was now authorised after extended consultations with the authorities, so that we now have been granted exclusivity for said area. This means that no other wind project developments are allowed to take place there.
The Amlakpo Project will have an installed capacity of roughly 200 MW and is being developed by us for our client Upwind International AG. The project is located both north and south of the highway, which leads from Tema to Kasseh in the Greater Accra Region, approximately 85 km to the east of Accra. The Environmental Permit has been issued for 60 wind turbines, which shall be installed close to the new 330 kV WAPP overhead line.
Currently, we expect that the wind farm will be fully permitted by 2020 so that construction may start in 2021/2022.