Already today and even more in the very near future, Renewable Energies (RE) will be the only reasonable and feasible power source for both industrialized and developing countries. As we know today, renewables were the only source that posted a growth in demand in the first half of the year 2020, driven by larger installed capacity and priority dispatch. Renewables demand is expected to increase worldwide drastically because of low operating costs and preferential access to many power systems.
After NEK had submitted the so-called scoping report to the environmental authority EPA for the Togbloku Wind Project in 2022, the comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement for obtaining the final environmental and social impact approval was now completed at the end of March 2023.
NEK and its partners have prepared the first part to receive the Environmental Permit of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana for the Togbloku Wind Farm. This process was initiated by the submission of the Scoping Report, while all of the other Wind Farms of NEK in Ghana already have received the EPA approval.
After an approximately 2-year process, the Ghanaian authorities have issued the so-called Airspace Safety Permit for the 200 MW Konikablo Wind Farm, which is mandatory for the construction and operation of the wind farm.
After a process lasting several years, which began with an information campaign for the local population, the farmers affected and the landowners, the development of a so-called scoping report and as a result of an extensive environmental report on the environmental compatibility of the wind farm, NEK has now received from the Ghanaian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the final permit for the wind farm.