Government Initiates Green Policies to Boost Renewable Energy Sector Growth

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has officially inaugurated the 15 MW Kaleo Solar Power Plant Phase II, effectively boosting the total capacity of Kaleo to 28 MW.

The 15 MW Kaleo Project in the Upper West Region comprises a comprehensive infrastructure setup, including a fully equipped office building, a rooftop solar installation to power auxiliary loads, medium voltage switchgear for power evacuation, a containerized substation, PV panels, inverters, and transformers.

With a firm commitment to sustainable development, the government is spearheading a comprehensive array of policies aimed at promoting green investments, cultivating energy efficiency practices, and advancing the development of solar, wind, and hydroelectric power projects.

These initiatives stand as pivotal strategies in propelling growth within the nation’s energy sector.

President Akufo Addo, in his address at the commissioning of the Kaleo 15 MW Solar Power Plant, emphasized the transformative impact of investing in renewable energy infrastructure.

He highlighted the dual benefits of securing a reliable electricity source while also fostering economic growth and job creation.

The President underscored the significance of the plant not only in powering homes and businesses but also as a catalyst for development in the Upper West Region.

In alignment with these objectives, the government is implementing a series of policies and measures to incentivize green investments and promote energy efficiency.

President Akufo Addo outlined the prioritization of solar and hydroelectric power projects as key strategies for driving growth in the energy sector.

However, the President’s vision extends beyond energy self-sufficiency as he articulated a broader ambition for Ghana to emerge as a leader in eco-friendly practices within the region.

By setting an example, Ghana aims to inspire neighboring countries to embrace sustainable energy solutions and contribute to a greener, more technology-centric future.

President Akufo-Addo called upon all stakeholders to implement prudent maintenance management practices to ensure the effective and sustainable operation of the solar plant to enable it to fulfill its intended purpose of providing clean and reliable energy to the region.

The Deputy Minister of Energy, Hon. Herbert Krapa highlighted the significance of the commissioning of the 15 MW Kaleo Solar Power Plant, emphasizing its role in advancing renewable energy goals.

With current renewable energy contributions set to increase from 2.5% to 10% by 2030, the swift implementation of this initiative aims to push that figure to 20%.

Leveraging the foundation laid by the existing 10 MW plan, the deputy Minister said his ministry is committed to accelerating the transition towards cleaner fuel sources.

Through collaboration with UN Sustainable for all, the Deputy Minister said a national energy transition framework has been developed to guide strategic investments in sustainable energy infrastructure.

Hon. Herbert Krapa added that the commissioning of the project marks a pivotal step toward a more sustainable and resilient energy future