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High School Renewable Energy Challenge


Introduction

  • As part of the Energy Commission’s mandate under the Renewable Energy Act, 2011 (Act 832) to promote the development and utilization of renewable energy resources and technologies in Ghana, the Commission seeks to undertake a renewable energy challenge for second cycle institutions.
  • This initiative which is dubbed High School Renewable Energy Challenge, will be organized by the Energy Commission as part of the 5th Ghana Renewable Energy Fair and National Energy Symposium to promote research and innovation in renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) to address developmental challenges and to improve everyday lives.
  • The Energy Commission will collaborate with the Ghana Education Service to create an opportunity for Senior High School’s in Ghana to submit innovative RE&EE projects conceived by students.
  • Selected senior high schools will be offered a platform to showcase their innovations at the 5th Ghana Renewable Energy Fair and National Energy Symposium where the most outstanding projects will also be awarded prices.

Objectives

The objectives of the High School Renewable Energy Challenge are to:

  • Instill a passion for solving renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change challenges in students through research and innovation.
  • Develop research skills of senior high school students and promoted technological innovation in RE&EE.
    Develop presentation skills of senior high school students.
  • Promote self-confidence and encourage hard work through public recognition and rewards.
  • Selection Process
    The Selection Committee for the High School Renewable Energy Challenge would be made up of representatives of the Energy Commission and the Ghana Education Service.
  • The Committee will evaluate entries from senior high schools from for selection to the Finals and the Grand Finale stage.

Selection Process

  • The Selection Committee for the High School Renewable Energy Challenge would be made up of representatives of the Energy Commission and the Ghana Education Service.
  • The Committee will evaluate entries from senior high schools from for selection to the Finals and the Grand Finale stage.

Venue for Competition

Grand Finale of the High School Renewable Energy Challenge will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre during the 5th Ghana Renewable Energy Fair.

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

Awarding

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