Site Visit of the Konikablo Project Area for the Siting Permit of the Energy Commission
Recently, the site visit for the Siting Permit of the Energy Commission took place in the project area of the Konikablo Wind Farm. Such a site visit is an important prerequisite for the issuance of the Siting Clearance by the Energy Commission. Representatives from all the authorities and stakeholders involved were present, including the Energy Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Ministry of Defense, District Assembly, Lands Commission, landowners and others.
The various stakeholders can get a picture of the situation on site and use the opportunity to ask the project developer questions. For the project developer Upwind Konikablo Ltd., all local staff as well as the management from Switzerland were present. All uncertainties could be answered satisfactorily. The Siting Permit of the Energy Commission is the construction and operation permit of the national authority. This is another important step in the development of this important project.
Konikablo will have an installed capacity of around 200 MW, depending on the type of turbine finally selected. The wind farm will be connected to the transfer station in Sege, located directly in the project area, where grid access to the 330 kV line there is planned. Thanks to the electricity produced with this project, at least part of the opening electricity gap in Ghana can be covered. It is also anticipated that part of the produced electricity can be exported to foreign countries based on the export licence which also will be issued by the Energy Commission.