Government has announced plans to rationalize the contribution of Independent Power Producers to enhance the energy sector. This is aimed at ensuring that by 2020, renewal energy will form 10 to 20% of the energy generation mix of the country.
President Akufo-Addo made the revelation when he officially commissioned a 20 megawatts solar farm at Agona Onyaadze in the Gomoa West Constituency of the Central Region as part of his 4-day tour to the Region. The 20 million Cedi MEINERGY Solar Farm which started in 2017 has 64, 400 solar panels with 400 smart inventors. There are 15, 000 dc cables connecting all the panels with a 5km and 33kg cable connecting to all the transformers.
Some of the Equipment in the facility
President Akufo Addo addressing the gathering at the Commissioning ceremony
President Akufo Addo tries his hands on the machines
The President being escorted as he inspects the facility
The President cut the tape to officially Commision the Solar Farm
Speaking at the opening and inspection ceremony of the facility, President Akufo-Addo said his government will ensure the domestic production of solar panels. According to him, this vision is achievable if Ghanaians embrace the 1D1F policy which is intended to make business friendly to attract more people.
The President said in the near future IPP bidding will only be concerted to competition. This he noted will ensure fairness thence enhancing quality work and sustainability of the energy sector.
Minister of Energy Mr. Peter Amewu speaking at the ceremony
On his part, the minister of energy, Mr. Peter Amewu charged managers of the Solar Farm to find other alternatives of providing solar panel to boost the efficiency of the energy sector, charging them to maintain the facility and keep it as their own property.
Source: KOJO DEI/ATL FM NEWS