Ghana hosts International Power and Energy Expo 2023 to advance energy access

Ghana hosts International Power and Energy Expo 2023 to advance energy access: Ghana News

Ghana is reaffirming its commitment to its energy transition agenda by hosting one of the largest International Power and Energy Expos of 2023.

The event is aimed at promoting universal access to energy and addressing power and energy demand and supply challenges.

It is organized by BIG4SURE EVENTS FZCO based in the UAE, under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy Ghana, with support from the Ministry of of Ghana.

The expo aligns with the (SDG 7), established by the UN General Assembly in 2015, which advocates for “affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all” by 2030.

The three-day event commenced on October 11 at the International Conference Center (AICC) and supports Ghana's vision for a strong industrial base, infrastructure for export, and job creation.

Key exhibitors at the event include manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, and distributors of power electrical energy equipment for industrial, commercial, and domestic use in the West African region.

The exhibition features a wide range of products, including solar panels, cables, electrical equipment, batteries, energy infrastructure, machines, components, and switch gears.

Mr. Herbert Krapa, Deputy Minister for Energy, officially inaugurated the Expo and highlighted the government's initiatives to meet the country's growing power demands driven by population growth and industrial projects such as “One District One Factory” and “.”

He mentioned the completion of the Bulk Supply Point (BSP) and the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point in Accra, emphasizing the country's dedication to strengthening its power sector.

Speaking on behalf of the Sector Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Mr. Krapa mentioned that the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and Bloomberg were supporting the development of an investor-friendly energy transition plan for Ghana.

This plan, once completed, is expected to attract over US$540 billion in investments in clean energy by 2070.

The installed capacity will include 50% nuclear, 30% natural gas, and 20% renewable energy, contributing to Ghana's net-zero goal.

Mr. Nicholas Murphy, a Solar Energy Consultant from StartUp Lounge Africa, emphasized the benefits of renewable energy, particularly solar power systems, and its potential to boost Ghana's energy sector, create employment opportunities, and promote domestic, commercial, and industrial services.

The International Power and Energy Expo 2023 will conclude on October 13, providing a platform for collaboration, innovation, and growth within the energy sector.

  • Reporting by Patrick Ofoe Nudzi / John : Editing by Adewale Adejoke

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