Ghana to get 1000 megawatts of electricity from tidal wave technology

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Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) will be assisted by the Swedish company to ensure Ghana gets 1000 megawatts of power through the environmental friendly tidal wave technology.

To harness this power, the company will set up a hydro power plant under the sea at Ada Estuary, which will ensure that the strong tides are converted to energy.

The mover will help the company generate enough power for its customers according to Manager of ECG Training School Mr George. Thanks to this initiative, businesses and households will see adequate power amidst the growing demand according to Marfo.

According to the signed agreement, the Swedish company will ensure that it generates five megawatts by December, which is to be upgraded periodically to reach 200 megawatts and up to the intended 1000 megawatts by 2016.

According to Marfo, a similar tide harnessing technology has been successful in Peru, which has weaker tides as those found in Ada Estuary.
Two other independent power producers with experience in using the technology to generate power on ships have also be consulted to help generate 450 megawatts of the project.

Tidal energy generators are used to harness the tides in power generation. To produce power, the large underwater turbines are placed in areas with high tidal movements, and are designed to capture the kinetic motion of the ebbing and surging of ocean tides.