Ghana’s grid-connected manufacturing industry is suffering from major instabilities and fluctuations, the related production losses as well as vast costs of running back-up diesel generators. At the same time, the government’s “One District, One Factory” project aims at establishing a factory in each of Ghana’s 216 districts by 2020. To cover the rising demand for electricity, the Ghanaian government has developed comprehensive funding instruments for renewable energies, including a feed-in tariff and the increasing use of Put Call Option Agreements (PCOA) for renewable energy projects.
The manufacturing industry in particular can benefit from the supply through renewable energies, especially when paired with energy storage systems, which represent a more economically viable alternative to diesel generators.
Key to the expansion of solar PV and storage technologies and services in the Ghanaian market is building local capacity as well as the establishment of business partnerships. The German Project Development Training Week, organized under the framework of the German Energy Solutions Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), aims at facilitating new business partnerships as well as strengthening existing ones, while providing a platform for information exchange and the transfer of technology and know-how.
Further information and registration
The event will take place in Accra, Ghana. The participation is fee is 400 GHS. Presentations will be held in English. Interested companies can register via email with Mrs. Agnes Frimpong