President Nana Akufo-Addo unveiling the Kaleo Phase I Solar Power Plant in August 2022.

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, inaugurate a 15MW peak solar plant at Kaleo in the Upper West Region.

It is the second phase (II) of the first phase of the 13MW peak solar project executed by the Volta River Authority, which was inaugurated in August 2022 by President Akufo-Addo.

This second phase brings the total capacity of solar projects executed in the area to 28MW.

The project was funded by the German Development Bank (KFW).

The project adds to the company’s 6.5MW peak solar power plant at Lawra, 2.5MW peak at Navrongo, and 80kW rooftop solar at its headquarters in Accra.

Since 1961 when the nation started commercial production of electricity, almost all the generation assets, except the Bui Hydropower plant, have been located in the middle and southern parts of the country.

The Volta River Authority has been one of Ghana’s main vehicles for improving access to electricity and related developments, particularly in the northern parts of the country.