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Country Spotlight: Ghana

11 MAY 2021

A series of three closed-door sessions taking place over the course of one day, addressing Ghana’s most pressing energy issues by bringing together the relevant stakeholders.


 


Three very specific and highly engaging topics have been circulated in advance and the sessions will be interactive - participants are encouraged to come with questions as well as being prepared to answer questions from the moderator.

09:30– 11:00 UTC (10:30- 12:00 BST): Gas for Growth – What role will the LNG terminal play in Ghana’s energy and economic future?

11:30- 13:00 UTC (12:30- 14:00 BST):  Energy efficiency in transmission and decentralised energy – can the introduction of new REIPPs reach the last mile and what plans are there to upgrade infrastructure, extend regional transmission lines and utilise latest technologies; what affordable funding is available?

14:00– 15:30 UTC (15:00- 16:30 BST): Ghana’s wholesale electricity market and trading excess power – how can the government optimise the excess supply for industry, can they create a market where the price of generation decreases and can it be redirected to agriculture, industry, manufacturing, vaccine making?
 
 
CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS TO DATE: 

SESSION 1

 
Moderator: Olusola Lawson, Managing Director Co-Head, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
  • Dr Ben Asante, CEO, Ghana Gas, Ghana
  • Kweku Awotwi, Chairman, Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana
  • Jones Ofori-Addo, Deputy Managing Director, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana
  • Ing. Moro Abukari Danladi, Director Corporate Strategy & Business Development, NEDCo, Ghana
  • Mami Dufie Ofori, Executive Secretary, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, Ghana
  • Ing. Oscar Amonoo-Neizer, Executive Secretary, Energy Commission, Ghana
  • Hagen Maroney, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana
  • Kathleen Ami Afful, Trade Commissioner, High Commission of Canada, Ghana
  • Fredrick Mutua, Underwriter, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
  • Marindame Kombate, Regional Manager - West Africa, Camco Clean Energy 
  • Jordan Barnes, Investment Manager, CDC Group
  • Alan Fletcher, Main Board Director for Africa, Clarke Energy
  • Mohammed Atif, Area Manager, Middle East & Africa, Energy Systems, DNV GL
  • Michael Konadu, Commercial Growth Director, GE Gas Power, Sub-Saharan Africa 
  • Tony Matthews, Business Development Director, Globeleq
  • William Amuna, Technical Controller, Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
  • Chris Down, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Sydney Nii Ayitey Tetteh, Head, Power & Infrastructure, Stanbic Bank
  • Alex Katon, General Manager, Summit Global Power
  • Per van Swaay, Senior Vice President, TCX Fund
  • Rachel More-Oshodi, Deputy VP Africa, Total
  • Alex Davis, Commercial Operations Lead, Tullow Oil 
  • Mark Newton, Energy & NRM Team Lead, USAID

SESSION 2: 
 
 
  • Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh (MP), Minister of Energy Ghana
  • Jonathan Amoako-Baah, Chief Executive, GRIDCo, Ghana
  • Kweku Awotwi, Chairman, Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana
  • Jones Ofori-Addo, Deputy Managing Director, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana 
  • Ing. Moro Abukari Danladi, Director Corporate Strategy & Business Development, NEDCo, Ghana
  • Mami Dufie Ofori, Executive Secretary, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, Ghana
  • Ing. Oscar Amonoo-Neizer, Executive Secretary, Energy Commission, Ghana
  • Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, Renewable & Nuclear Energy Consultant, Ghana
  • Obbie Banda, Underwriter, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) 
  • Marindame Kombate, Regional Manager - West Africa, Camco Clean Energy 
  • Happy-Girl Buthelezi, Investment Director, CDC Group
  • Yiannis Tsantilas, MD Nigeria, Clarke Energy
  • Estelle Akofio-Sowah, Country Director, Ghana, Csquared
  • Mohammed Atif, Area Manager, Middle East & Africa, Energy Systems, DNV GL 
  • Richard Avery, Regional Manager, West Africa, eleQtra
  • Chris Flavin, Director, Gridworks
  • Eleina Ailmchandani, Investment Officer, Infrastructure, Middle East & Africa, IFC
  • Carmen de Castro, Senior Investment Officer, Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), Lion’s Head Global Partners
  • Steven Marma, Resident Country Director (Ghana), Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • William Amuna, Technical Controller, Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
  • Pål Helgesen, Investment Director, Clean Energy, Norfund
  • Sydney Nii Ayitey Tetteh, Head, Power & Infrastructure, Stanbic Bank 
  • Alex Katon, General Manager, Summit Global Power
  • Gunilla Nilsson, Head of Energy & Climate, Swedfund
  • Isabelle Lessedjina, Senior Vice President, TCX Fund
  • Ujjwal Bhattacharjee, Renewable Energy Director, Tetra Tech 
  • Rachel More-Oshodi, Deputy VP Africa, Total
  • Dorothy Amo-Asante, Senior Energy Specialist, USAID
  • David Riposo, Energy Access Officer, USAID
  • Gustavo Fernandes, Head of International Development, Voltalia

SESSION 3: 
 
  • Solomon Adjetey, Director, Power Generation, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
  • Jonathan Amoako-Baah, Chief Executive, GRIDCo, Ghana 
  • Kweku Awotwi, Chairman, Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana
  • Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, CE, Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana
  • Jones Ofori-Addo, Deputy Managing Director, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana 
  • Ing. Moro Abukari Danladi, Director Corporate Strategy & Business Development, NEDCo, Ghana
  • Siengui Apollinaire Ki, Secretary General, West African Power Pool (WAPP)
  • Mami Dufie Ofori, Executive Secretary, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, Ghana 
  • Ing. Oscar Amonoo-Neizer, Executive Secretary, Energy Commission, Ghana
  • Rosina Thompson, Underwriter, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
  • Marindame Kombate, Regional Manager - West Africa, Camco Clean Energy 
  • Nicolas Pitiot, Investment Director, Project Finance, CDC Group
  • Theophilus Sackey, Director & CEO, Cenpower 
  • Mohammed Atif, Area Manager, Middle East & Africa, Energy Systems, DNV GL 
  • Uday Sequeira, Deputy Director, Commercial Relations, Global Affairs Canada
  • Tony Matthews, Business Development Director, Globeleq
  • Eleina Ailmchandani, Investment Officer, Infrastructure, Middle East & Africa, IFC
  • Carmen de Castro, Senior Investment Officer, Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), Lion’s Head Global Partners
  • Steven Marma, Resident Country Director (Ghana), Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • William Amuna, Technical Controller, Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
  • Mark Davis, Executive Vice President, Clean Energy, Norfund 
  • Laura Kiwelu, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Kojo Ofori-Atta, Managing Director, SSESCO
  • Sydney Nii Ayitey Tetteh, Head, Power & Infrastructure, Stanbic Bank 
  • Alex Katon, General Manager, Summit Global Power
  • Per van Swaay, Senior Vice President, TCX Fund
  • Rachel More-Oshodi, Deputy VP Africa, Total
  • Mark Newton, Energy & NRM Team Lead, USAID
  • Gustavo Fernandes, Head of International Development, Voltalia