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The Project

Maintain local green and clean energy sources – a goal to achieve together

Project Details

Project Company
Upwind Konikablo Ltd.
Installed Capacity
250 MW
Turbine Supplier
not yet specified
Number of Turbines
up to 60
Annual Energy Production
approx. 600 GWh

The Wind Farm Konikablo is a renewable energy project in Ghana. With up to 60 wind turbines and a planned capacity of up to 250 MW, the park will not only be one of the first wind parks in Ghana, but also one of the biggest parks in the whole African continent. Electricity will be produced with wind turbines of a manufacturer still to be defined and then fed into the National Interconnected Transmission System of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo).

The project site is located in the Ningo Traditional Area of the Ningo-Prampram District, around 60 - 70 km east of Accra. The project area extents to both north and south of the Accra-Aflao-Road and extends towards the Gulf of Guinea. 

The Konikablo Wind Farm will be constructed over an area of approximately 10,000 acres. Due to its openness and flatness and little vegetation roughness, this location offers good and steady wind conditions, a simple road access, very little environmental constraints and also an easy grid connection nearby.

Once operational, the Konikablo Wind Farm will supply more than 600,000 MWh of clean, affordable and reliable electrical energy per year - without need of any fuel.

It is scheduled that construction will commence in .


Approval Process

The permits and contracts required for the successful implementation of the Wind Farm Konikablo are in the process of being acquired. The following tables list some of the major approvals (latest update: ).

Permit / ApprovalAuthorityStatus

Provisional License

Energy Commission

Siting Permit

Energy Commission

Fire Permit

Ghana National Fire Service

Environmental Permit

Envirionmental Protetction Agency

Development Permit

Ningo-Prampram District Assembly

Construction Permit

Ningo-Prampram District Assembly

Grid Connection Agreement

Grid Company Ghana

Airspace Safety Permit

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

Power Purchase Agreement


Re-zoning to light industrial


Land Lease Agreements

Land Owners

Building Permit

Energy Commission

Export Licence

Energy Commission
Project Partners

The development of the 250 MW Wind Farm is a joint effort, involving amongst others the following companies:

NEK Umwelttechnik AG is an independent engineering and planning company that is headquartered in St. Gallen with a branch office in Zurich, Switzerland. The company was founded 1989 as a private company. NEK works both nationally and internationally, employing local people in each overseas location. The main focus of NEK’s work is in the fields of wind energy, geothermal energy, renewable energy systems and development of sustainability concepts. NEK carried out wind measurements and developed wind parks all over the world. Large successes were the complete developments of wind parks in Spain and Romania, which are producing energy since 2008 respectively 2012.

Upwind International AG is a Swiss Holding Company with the purpose of planning and developing renewable energy projects in different countries worldwide. The company was founded in 2011 and concentrates its activities in emerging economies, for the time being mainly Africa and Eastern Europe. Its projects are primarily planned, engineered, developed and managed by the engineering company NEK Umwelttechnik AG based in Switzerland. In order to secure a professional and complete project development, Upwind establishes in each country, where their projects are located, specific project companies in which all the assets of each project are transferred and held.