The location of the
Koluedor wind park project is in the coastal region of Ghana about 70
- 75 km east of Accra in the District of Ada West. It is located
south of the main road leading from Tema eastwards towards the Volta
Region. It covers an extensive area of approximately 8'500 acres
between the villages of Koluedor to
the east, Sege to the west and Toflokpo and Nakorkope to the south.
The area can be
characterized as agriculturally dominated and is mainly used for
small scale farming or pasture. Small bushes are scattered throughout
the otherwise flat and featureless grassland. Some small hills near
the main road reach an altitude of up to 50 m. The small river Zano
passes from north to southwest through the middle of the project
area. About 600 to 1,000 m from the nearest planned turbine, there
is an extensive salt pond area which forms the northern boundary of
the Songor Lagoon.
Assembly expressed “no objection”
towards the implementation of the wind park.
Besides, the Koluedor Wind Farm received in early September, 2014 the final Environmental Permit
from the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
procedure regarding the Provisional Generation and Wholesale Supply
Licence of the Energy Commission is ongoing as well.
Based on the
Renewable Energy Act, 2011 (Act 832) and the approved feed-in-tariff
for wind projects in Ghana by the Public Utilities Regulatory
Commission (PURC) in 2016, Upwind Koluedor Ltd., the project company
in Ghana, will start negotiations with the Electricity Company of Ghana
(ECG) for a Power Purchase Agreement as soon as required.
Koluedor Wind Farm will, once completely commissioned, have a
capacity of up to 160 MW and will supply around 350,000 MWh of
clean, affordable and reliable electrical energy per year, which is
produced locally, without need of any fuel or gas.
Construction of this project is not yet scheduled.
More information about the Koluedor Wind Farm can be found under www.upwindkoluedor.com (this website is under construction).