The Project

Maintain local energy sources – a goal to achieve together

Project Details

Project Company
Upwind Konikablo Ltd.
Installed Capacity
200 MW
Turbine Supplier
Number of Turbines
Up to 60
Annual Energy Production
approx. 570 GWh

The Wind Farm Konikablo is a renewable energy project in Ghana. With up to 60 wind turbines and a planned capacity of 200 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 the manufacturer ENERCON GmbH 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 500,000 MWh of clean, affordable and reliable electrical energy per year - without need of any fuel.

It is scheduled that construction will commence in 2021.

Permitting

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

Environmental Permit

Envirionmental Protetction Agency

Construction Permit

Ningo-Prampram District Assembly

Development Permit

Ningo-Prampram District Assembly

Grid Connection Agreement

Grid Company Ghana

Airspace Safety Permit

Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

Power Purchase Agreement

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Project Partners

The development of the 200 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.

The Atlantic International Holding Company Ltd.  consists of four wholly-owned subsidiaries: Atlantic Computers & Electronics Ltd, Atlantic Climate Control Ltd and The Office Furniture Company. Alantic has been serving customers across Ghana for over three decades now. The Group is a diverse and forward-thinking organization with expertise across four business sectors - Power Transmission and Distribution, Air Conditioning and Ventilation, IT Solutions and Services and Office Furniture. Atlantic International Holding Company is also a 30% shareholder of NEK (Ghana) Ltd, a joint venture with NEK Umwelttechnik AG that specializes in renewable energy projects.

ENERCON GmbH is one of the largest and most modern manufacturer of wind turbines world-wide. ENERCON played during the last 30 years a pioneering role in developing modern, efficient and reliable wind energy technologies. As per today, the company has installed around the whole globe almost 30,000 wind turbines with a total installed capacity in excess of 50 GW.

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.

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