While our 225 MW wind farm Ayitepa in Ghana is fully permitted in the meanwhile, the project at Konikablo is also making substantial development progress. As a next step, we have handed-in to the Energy Commission by mid of January 2018 the application for the so-called Siting Permit.
After a lengthy approval- and registration process, which took us more than 3 years, the required land lease contract for the part of the project area, which is managed by the Government of Ghana, could be signed recently.
On 24th October 2016, we received the Airspace Safety Permit from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority regarding the construction and operation of the 225 MW wind farm at Ayitepa. This was the last missing permit which completes now the application process for this project.
Some weeks ago, the boundary demarcation work for the 225 MW Wind Farm Ayitepa has started with the aim of setting out the project perimeter in the field so it is clearly marked and visible. Furthermore, the boundary demarcation will bring clarity in the rather complex land ownership situation at the project site and help mediate existing disputes.
On the 19th of August 2016, the official customary rites performance took place at the Ningo Traditional Council.
Students and teachers from twenty selected schools from the Great Ningo Traditional Area within the Ningo-Prampram District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, Greater Accra Region, cheerfully celebrated the Global Wind Day 2016 on the 22 nd of June in Dawa. The students had been participating in a drawing contest sponsored by Lekela Power BV and Upwind Ayitepa Ltd. with the topic of “Wind Energy for Ghana”. From each school, the best drawings had been selected and their creators, as well as representative teachers, had been invited to the event. Thus, the prize-giving to announce the winner drawing was eagerly anticipated.
Ghanaian President His Excellency John Dramani Mahama on June 14th toured the Ningo-Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region to inspect the Saglemi Affordable Housing Project. During his visit, he commissioned a 1,500 housing unit at Ningo and stated that his government is committed to provide Ghanaians with decent homes and living.
On 09th May 2016, the final Power Purchase Agreement for the 225 MW wind farm at Ayitepa was signed at the Headquarters of the Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd. (ECG) in Accra.
On 7th April 2016 the second large Community Engagement Event took place in the Presbyterian Church of Old Ningo. More than 300 people were present at this meeting in order to get additional information on the progress of the 225 MW wind park project.
Family members, clans, chiefs and representatives gathered in the town of Old Ningo on the 22nd March 2016 in order to commonly agree on the land lease contracts for the 225 MW wind energy project Ayitepa. Around 200 people attended the event in the Pentecost Church of Old Ningo to formally discuss and approve the land lease documents.