Monday, 17 June

WAEP boosts clean energy supply in Ghana

Feature Article
Power Africa's West Africa Energy Programme

Power Africa's West Africa Energy Programme (WAEP) since its inception in 2019, under the auspices of the United States of America Embassy in Ghana has made significant strides in expanding the supply and access to clean, affordable, and reliable grid-connected electricity across 23 countries in Africa, including Ghana.

One of the programme's notable achievements in Ghana is its assistance to the Bui Power Authority in operationalizing the first 50-megawatt (MW) phase of its ambitious 250 MW solar-hydro hybrid project.

 WAEP's support included conducting and reviewing critical grid impact and stability studies, which were essential for ensuring the project's success.

The 250 MW solar-hydro hybrid project represents a groundbreaking step in Ghana's renewable energy landscape.

 By integrating solar power with hydroelectric generation, the project aims to enhance the stability and reliability of the country's electricity supply.

 The first 50 MW phase, now operational, marks a significant milestone in this effort.

Power Africa's WAEP initiative underscores the US embassy's commitment to increasing clean energy production and improving energy access across West Africa. In Ghana, the programme's efforts are poised to contribute substantially to the nation's energy security and sustainability, providing a model for other countries in the region to follow.

The collaboration with the Bui Power Authority highlights the importance of international partnerships in achieving energy goals. 

By leveraging expertise and resources, such initiatives can drive significant advancements in the renewable energy sector, ultimately benefiting millions of people by providing cleaner and more reliable electricity.

As Ghana continues to pursue its renewable energy targets, the success of projects like the solar-hydro hybrid project at Bui is expected to play a crucial role in shaping the country's energy future, ensuring a sustainable and resilient power supply for generations to come

Source: Classfmonline.com/Cecil Mensah