Bio Therm Energy, independent power producer has won a tender to develop a 20MW solar plant project in Ghana. The company will construct, operate and own the facility under a 20 year power purchase agreement.
The project will be one of its kind at a utility scale for the West African country. The project is also expected to clear way for future developments in the renewable energy sector.
The project will as well add the needed power to the Ghana’s national grid where power interruptions are frequent. The project will in addition create employment opportunities for members of the local community.
Recently, Bio Therm secured 284 MW of wind and solar projects in South Africa and 34MW of solar projects in Burkina Faso.
According to Jasandra Nyker, Bio Therm Energy CEO, the company is growing from strength to strength and the recent contract award marks a significant milestone achievement for the company.
Bio Therm Energy is committed to producing clean and sustainable power at competitive pricing, ensuring benefit for local communities.
However, the company is looking forward to concluding the necessary agreements with the government of Ghana in order to commence the awarded project contract.
Businesses have been largely affected in Ghana as energy crisis in the country deteriorated in recent times. In reference to the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), energy situation in Ghana is too fragile. However, Ghana government is putting much effort to address the challenges facing the power sector.
Currently, domestic power consumers are complaining of destruction of household appliances while Industries are laying-off workers. On the other hand, due to persistent erratic supply, cold store operators are grouchy over their rotten fish and meat products.
Ghana’s main power generator, the Volta River Authority (VRA), had projected about $1.5bn to improve the country’s power generation, while President John Dramani Mahama indicated the country required to generate at least 220MW of power every year to end the crisis.