- A Swiss company, NEK, has hinted of plans to construct wind farms in Ghana to help produce renewable energy
- When complete the product is estimated to produce 150 megawatts and 75 megawatts from its two phases
- Once the government of Ghana approves of the deal, the project will be started
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YEN.com.gh has learned that a Swiss-based company, NEK, is ready to construct 1 000 megawatts of wind power for Ghana.
This forms part of plans to see to the implementation of the Renewable Energy Act (Act 832).
Details available show that the project would be executed in two phases: 150 megawatts of wind power for phase one and 75 megawatts for phase two.
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Per a report by classfmonline.com, the project will commence once the government gives the green light for its implementation.
When complete, the wind farms constructed by NEK will provide cheaper and more sustainable electricity.
For instance, the Ayitepa Wind Farm would offer the Electricity Company of Ghana a more affordable unit rate of electricity.
It has been estimated that this would be in the region of 8.9% per kilowatt per hour, which is more affordable compared to packages from other electricity producers.
In other news, the Institute for Energy Security (IES) has called for the transition to renewable energy for Africans.
It explained that the move is in Africa’s best interest and policymakers need to ensure that available renewable energy resources are put to use.
The IES noted that Western and Oriental countries have taken the lead with respect to the use of such resources considering the costs it saves them.
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