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February 3, 2022

VRA Wind Energy Project – I, Ghana

By Carmen

VRA Wind Energy Project – I is a 76MW onshore wind power project. It is planned in Volta, Ghana. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 76 76 Permitting Volta, Ghana Volta River Authority

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Volta River Authority.

The electricitiy generated from the plant will offset 97,073t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is expected to be around $177.308m.

The project will have 95.00m high towers.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Contractors Involved

Tractebel Engineering is expected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Vestas Wind Systems will be the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company is expected to provide 38 units of V110-2.0 MW turbines, each with 2MW nameplate capacity.

About Volta River Authority

Volta River Authority (VRA), is a state-owned energy utility company, which generates, transmits, and distributes electricity. It produces power from solar, hydro, light crude oil, distillate fuel oil and heavy fuel oil sources. The authority procures energy from Takoradi International Company Ltd; and imports from Compagnie Ivoirienne d’ Electricite. VRA distributes electricity through the Northern Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. Through its subsidiaries, the authority also provides hospitality; river transportation; and commercial farming, agro-processing, and machinery services. VRA is headquartered in Accra, Ghana.

Methodology

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