The construction of the first solar power plant for Appolonia City, a 941-hectare mixed-use and mixed-income urban development located in Accra, Ghana, has commenced. Constructed by Axcon Energy Limited in the Appolonia Industrial Park, the future solar power plant will bring 5MW of renewable energy to homeowners and businesses within the greater Accra’s new city.
“The new solar plant will satisfy load growth and provide clean and reliable power for Appolonia City, especially for businesses in Appolonia Industrial Park,” said Pascal Siamey, the CEO of Axcon Energy.
“We are excited to be doing this in Appolonia City because its well-structured utility delivery plan and commitment to renewable energy solutions are commendable,” concluded the Axcon Energy CEO.
Distribution of the electricity generated by the plant
The electricity generated from the solar power plant will be connected on the 11kV side of the dedicated 33/11kV substation within Appolonia City from where it will then be distributed to the homes and industrial clients through City’s electricity distribution network.
Currently, Appolonia City receives electricity supply from the national grid via a 33kv overhead line, serving a dedicated 60MVA primary substation.
Appolonia City CEO Mr. Bright Owusu-Amofah said that this project is good news for the industrial and residential owners in the mixed-use and mixed-income urban development.
“One of our objectives is to provide world-class utility services to our residents, and solar power will boost the existing reliable power supply within the city, present superior value to our residents, and underpin our renewable energy strategy” explained Mr. Owusu-Amofah.