Ghana summit to address West Africa’s energy potential

energynet ora 8The event is set to explore West Africa’s energy potential. (Image source: budak/Flickr)EnergyNet will host the third Regional Energy Co-operation Summit (RECS): West in Ghana from 26-28 September 2018, to explore business opportunities in the WAPP regional electricity market and the impact that anchor energy projects will have on regional oil and gas development

RECS: WEST is held with the official endorsement and participation of Boakye Agyarko, minister for energy of the Republic of Ghana. In alignment with the opportunities in the energy market in West Africa, the programme will follow Agyarko’s portfolio: power, petroleum and financing infrastructures.

There will be a strong emphasis on the government’s plans to consolidate the gas sector and improve efficiency in the state energy utilities, particularly the ECG private sector participation (ECG PSP) process.

The launch of the regional electricity market will impact West Africa’s regional economy and create new business opportunities. Ki, secretary general of West African Power Pool (WAPP) and Bogler, chairman of ECOWAS regional regulatory authority (ERERA) will present the first phase of the implementation and their priorities.

Some of the prominent speakers include:

– Boakye Agyarko, minister for energy, Republic of Ghana

– Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, deputy minister for petroleum, Ministry of Energy, Ghana

– William Aidoo, deputy minister for power, Ministry of Energy, Ghana

– Aziz Rabbah, minister of energy, mines and sustainable development, Morocco

– William Amuna, policy advisor to the minister of Energy, Ghana

– Alfred K Ofosu Ahenkorah, executive secretary, Energy Commission of Ghana

– Fred Oware, CEO at BUI Power Authority

– Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, CEO at Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana

– Cüneyt Uygun, CEO at AKSA Power

– Charles Darku, former managing director, Tullow Oil

– Matthias Adler, head of division, infrastructure and financial sector, West Africa, KFW

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