Upwind’s CEO meets the President of Ghana at the World Economic Forum in Davos
At the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, business leaders, international political leaders, economists and other opinion leaders come together in order to discuss issues of global concerns such as globalization, climate change, wealth management and also environmental problems and their possible solution.
This year's forum was honoured with the presence of the President of the Republic of Ghana - HE Nana Akufo-Addo. On 22nd of January 2020, the Government of Ghana organized at the WEF a high-level private dinner for Ghana's political leaders and business executives. To this dinner, also the CEO of Upwind Konikablo Ltd. and NEK Umwelttechnik AG - Dr. Christoph Kapp - was invited.
He took this opportunity to discuss with the President NEK's 985 MW wind power pipeline in Ghana - in particular the 200 MW Wind Farm Konikablo - and how these projects benefit the country and help to tackle climate change. The Konikablo Wind Farm is to be constructed near Sege in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana in 2022 and will not only provide clean, sustainable and cheap electricity to potential off-takers in Ghana, but the generated electricity will also mainly be exported to the surrounding countries of the ECOWAS through the West African Power Pool network. For this reason, NEK recently signed a MoU with ECREEE (ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency).
The conversation with the Ghanaian delegation was hold in a very relaxed and interested manner, and the President once again expressed the significant interest of the Government of Ghana in these wind power projects which are in line with the policy of Ghana to reduce the CO2 footprint of the country and which help fight the negative implications that climate change has for the Sub-Sahara countries. The support of the Ghanaian Government will ensure that the aspects related to the export of electricity to other countries will be handled and processed in a quicker way.