April 14, 2022

MoE: Ghana Is Seeking A Site For Nuclear Power Plant

As a way of delivering on the clean energy pledge, the Ministry of Energy says Ghana is focusing on pursuing the advantages of solar and nuclear power.

At a presser, the Ministry said it is working to select a suitable site for the establishment of a Nuclear Power Plant and a partner for that.

“We are selecting a site for putting up a nuclear power plant and also selecting a partner to assist us in that”, the Minister of Energy, Matthew Opoku Prempeh said.

According to him, the establishment is under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the best practice standards.

For solar energy, he said Meinenergy, VRA Solar in LawraKaleo, and Bui Solar are increasing their generations.

So far, the Ministry said it has established 35,000 solar pump systems in some Senior High schools (SHS).

He said that support will be given to the general populace who want to adopt solar in their households.

Furthermore, he said the Ministry has adopted self-catering mini-grids technology to generate power for islands on the Volta Lake and the far-to-reach places where the government doesn’t have enough funds to establish the National transmission network to generate electricity.

Also, the Ministry of Energy plans to establish three off-grid solutions in Ada in addition to the 38 mini-grids established already.

He added that “We have ongoing renewable projects like the Bui power”.

Another way of ensuring clean energy usage is through the provision of improved cooking stoves, he said.

“We are also, at the same time, improving the stoves that we use to cook, called improved cookstoves. We have distributed over 240,000 and we are still distributing more to ensure that those who are cooking with charcoal do it more efficiently and transit to gas in due time”, Matthew Opoku Prempeh said.

Source: opmesuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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