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Ghana Renewable Energy Fair

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The Ghana Renewable Energy Fair was instituted in 2015 with the aim of creating a platform for collaboration between government, the private sector and civil society for the promotion of the benefits of renewable energy in order to identify opportunities and facilitate investment in the utilisation of Ghana’s renewable energy resources.

This is in line with the Renewable Energy Act 2011 (Act 832), which seeks to develop and promote Renewable Energy in the Country. The Act and the responsibility it gave to the Energy Commission was one of the pivotal motivations that led the Commission to birth the Annual Ghana Renewable Energy Fair.

The Ghana Renewable Energy Fair, organised by the Energy Commission and the Ministry of Energy, has become the premier Renewable Energy event in Ghana, and the vision is to make it the premier event in the sub-region. Key features of the Fair have been policy and technology briefing/discussions within the technical sessions and display of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that have the power to transform the energy landscape in Ghana and the sub-region. Every year we assemble energy experts and leaders from Ghana and across the African region to showcase renewable energy projects, infrastructure and also deliberate on pertinent issues in the renewable energy industries to shape on-going policy discussions and development.

Last year’s Fair, under the theme “Renewable Energy: Exploiting Energy Resources at the District Level” sought to explore the role of the renewable energy sector in powering development at the district level. Key highlights of the technical sessions included a discussion on proposed regulations aimed at making the woodfuel industry truly renewable and sustainable, as well as a debate on the role of the private sector in providing rural communities with electricity through the deployment of renewable energy based mini-grids. Both of these may have a huge impact on development in rural communities and play a major role in the success of any national development initiative. It also highlighted job creation potential in renewable energy sub-sector and also provided insights into energy efficiency solutions in buildings to the public.

One outcome from the last year’s Fair has been the proposal to the Ministry of Energy to consider the inclusion of the private sector in the development of Mini-grids in Ghana. This was as a result of the strong case made by the private sector at the debate organised the conference.

This year’s Fair will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre from 7th – 11th October 2019. This year will mark the 5th edition of the Fair and a platform will be provided for the participation of Senior High Schools. A special competition “Schools Challenge” has been introduced for Senior High Schools to showcase innovative projects in the area of science and technology that have been conceived/incubated in the schools. An opportunity will be provided to the best 5 projects to be presented at the Fair and the winners awarded.


Speakers scheduled

Hon. John Peter Amewu

Hon. John Peter Amewu

Minister of Energy

Mr. Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo

Mr. Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo

Dir. Renewable & Nuclear Energy,Ministry of Energy

Mr. Oscar Amonoo-Neizer

Mr. Oscar Amonoo-Neizer

Executive Secretary,Energy Commission

Alhaji Jabaru Abukari

Alhaji Jabaru Abukari

Board Member,Energy Commission

Dr. Eric Effah-Donyinah

Dr. Eric Effah-Donyinah

Renewable Energy Expert, NEDCo

Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo

Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo

Deputy Minister of Energyin-charge-of-power

Ms. Silvia Piana

Ms. Silvia Piana

Head of Regulatory Affairs Africa,Asia and Oceania, Enel Green Power

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President of Ghana

Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Minister of Education

H. E. Christoph Retzlaff

H. E. Christoph Retzlaff

Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany

Prof. George Panyin Hagan

Prof. George Panyin Hagan

Board Chairman, Energy Commission

Mr. Martin Eson-Benjamin

Mr. Martin Eson-Benjamin

Chief Executive Officer, MiDA

Prof. Honore Bogler

Prof. Honore Bogler

Chairman, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority

Hon Joseph Cudjoe

Hon Joseph Cudjoe

Deputy Minister of Energy,Finance and Infrastructure

Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam,

Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam,

Deputy Minister of Energyin-charge-of petroleum

Dr. K.D Asante

Dr. K.D Asante

CEO, Ghana National Gas Company

Yaro Kasambata

Yaro Kasambata

Kofi Annan Peace Keeping Centre

Steffen Behrle

Steffen Behrle

Cluster Coordinator, Sustainable Energy, GIZ Ghana

Kofi Agyarko

Kofi Agyarko

Director, REEECC, Energy Commission

Sylvester A. Ayayee

Sylvester A. Ayayee

Project Manager, EE & DSM, MiDA

Ing. A. T. Barfour OV, FGHIE, FID

Ing. A. T. Barfour OV, FGHIE, FID

PROJECT COORDINATOR- GEDAP/SREP

Sathis Kumar

Sathis Kumar

Consultant, Development Environergy Services Limited (DESL)

Rajmohan Rangaraj

Rajmohan Rangaraj

CEO, Development Environergy Services Limited (DESL)

Mr. Rajan Rawal

Mr. Rajan Rawal

Executive Director, CARBSE,CEPT University, India

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