Ayitepa Wind Farm - Project development (150 - 225 MW)

About

While our engineering company started first wind measurements in the region of Greater Accra back in 1998, we initiated the development of the Ayitepa Wind Farm in 2012.

The project site is located in a very sparsely populated area in the Ningo-Prampram District, around 50 - 60 km east of Accra, between the Accra-Aflao-Road in the north and the Gulf of Guinea in the south. The Ayitepa Wind Farm will be constructed over an area of approximately 10,000 acres. Due to its openness and relative flatness, this location offers good and steady wind conditions, simple road access, very little environmental constraints and an easy grid access nearby.

Based on the Renewable Energy Act, 2011 (Act 832) and the approved feed-in-tariff for wind projects in Ghana by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in 2016, Upwind Ayitepa Ltd., our fully owned project company (SPV) in Ghana, will hopefully finalize the last outstanding documents (the required form of a Government Agreement backing the PPA) in the near future. Respective negotiations and discussions for a so-called Put-and-Call Option Agreement (PCOA) with the Government of Ghana.

The Ayitepa Wind Farm will, once completely commissioned, have a capacity of 225 MW and will supply around 450,000 MWh of clean, affordable and reliable electricity per year, which is produced locally, without need of fuel or gas. 

More information about the Ayitepa Wind Farm can be found under www.upwindayitepa.com.

Status

The following permits for the implementation of this project were received so far (status as per November 2019): 

  • Provisional Generation and Wholesale Supply Licence from the Energy Commission

  • No objection from the District Assembly Ningo-Prampram 

  • The Final Environmental Permit from the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 

  • Siting Permit from the Energy Commission 

  • The Final Construction Work Permit from the District Assembly 

  • Grid Connection Agreement regarding access to the new 330 kV WAPP line for 225 MW of clean and locally produced power signed with GRIDCo

  • The Final Construction Permit from the Energy Commission for 225 MW wind power

  • Signed PPA with the Electricity Company of Ghana for 20+5 years and 225 MW in phases (150 + 75 MW)

  • Land Lease Agreement with the Government of Ghana regarding the state vested portion of the project area

  • Grid Connection Agreement regarding access to the new 330 kV WAPP line for 225 MW of clean and locally produced power signed with GRIDCo

Location

The project site is located at the district of Ningo-Prampram, near coast of Gulf of Guinea, approx. 50 km east of Accra.