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27/10/2021

Transforming the Energy Sector. Congratulations 🎉 to our Minister, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Transforming the Energy Sector. Congratulations 🎉 to our Minister, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

NAPO named among Africa’s top 25 movers and shakers in energy sector 27/10/2021

NAPO named among Africa’s top 25 movers and shakers in energy sector

Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh named among Africa’s top 25 movers and shakers in the energy sector.

NAPO named among Africa’s top 25 movers and shakers in energy sector The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has announced a list of Africa’s top movers and shakers in a bid to promote the role of African players in driving energy sector growth and success.

Kosmos CEO Lauds ‘NAPO’ for Role in Acquisition of Occidental/Anadarko Ghana Assets - Kessben Online 22/10/2021

Kosmos CEO Lauds ‘NAPO’ for Role in Acquisition of Occidental/Anadarko Ghana Assets - Kessben Online

Kosmos CEO lauds Energy Minister for his role in the acquisition of occidental Anadarko Ghana assets.

Kosmos CEO Lauds ‘NAPO’ for Role in Acquisition of Occidental/Anadarko Ghana Assets - Kessben Online The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kosmos Energy, Mr. Andrew G. Inglis, has praised the Ene

22/10/2021

Zeroing of PSR levies on fuel to mitigate rising cost of fuel - NPA

Zeroing of PSR levies on fuel to mitigate rising cost of fuel - NPA

Photos from Ministry of Energy's post 21/10/2021

Energy Minister Visits Ghanaian-owned Welding & Fabrication Company in Edmonton Canada as he reiterates Confidence in the Ghanaian Capability

Energy Minister, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has reiterated his confidence in the Ghanaian potential to support the industrialization agenda of the Akufo-Addo administration.
Dr. Prempeh made this assertion when he visited BM Welding and Fabrication, a Ghanaian-owned Welding and Fabrication company in Edmonton, Canada. He said Ghana is gifted with talents which is the basis for technical and vocational training and therefore was not surprised that a Ghanaian had been able to set up a company in the industrial province of Alberta, competing forcefully in their areas of operation
“I have always believed in the Ghanaian ability and when I was told that you had been able to do this, I was not surprised because Ghanaians all over the world are doing exploits and we commend you” he said
He further stressed that what is critical is the matter of training and certification. “You can have the talent and skill to be able to do the job but without proper certification, you will not be competitive”
He asked the Petroleum Commission to build a good relationship with the company especially as they seek to make the newly established Ghana Institution of Welding operational. “As Minister my doors are always open to open and frank discussions with stakeholders to ensure that our people are trained to become competitive not just in the upstream oil and gas space but in related industries” he added
Owner of the company, Frank Mensah also trained at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, whilst taking the Minister and his entourage round the company’s operational sites and facilities, expressed delight that the Minister had visited his company. “I am very delighted that our modest and determined efforts have been recognized by the head of Ghana’s energy sector” he noted
CEO of the Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille Jnr., expressed the Commission’s commitment to using the Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity vehicle to ensure that the narrative is changed for the better. He said the Commission will be seeking approval from the Minister to officially launch the Ghana Institution of Welding in January 2022.
BM Welding and Fabrication according to the owner employs about 90% Ghanaians, a move which the Minister described as a demonstration of patriotism
The delegation ended their tour with a visit to BIS Canada, a company specializing in Software on Heath, Safety and Environment. After presentations by the company, the energy minister asked the Petroleum Commission to see how best it can collaborate with the company as Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) matters are critical in the upstream Petroleum Industry

Photos from Ministry of Energy's post 21/10/2021

A Deputy Minister for Energy, Hon Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam says the ministry under the able leadership of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh remains committed on ensuring that the mandate of providing Ghanaians with stable, affordable and reliable energy is delivered.

He said in a statement he delivered on behalf of the Minister at the inauguration by President Akufo-Addo of the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) yesterday . In attendance were Deputy Ministers for Energy Hon. William Owireku Aidoo and Hon. Andrew Egyapa Mercer, traditional rulers, officials of the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA), officials of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the American ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Stephanie Sullivan and members of the Diplomatic Corps, among others.

“Across board, in the power generation, transmission and distribution areas, we are working hard to ensure synergy between the three, to prevent technical and financial losses, and to ensure that challenges such as power theft are eliminated or cut down to the barest minimum”, the Deputy Minister remarked. He further assured Ghanaians that the Ministry of Energy, under the leadership of Dr. Prempeh, is absolutely on top of its game”

Dr. Adam, who is also the MP for Karaga, applauded the President for his vision and his outstanding leadership in spearheading these initiatives and looked forward to a fully functioning BSP to ease power instability in the national grid.

The Pokuase Bulk Supply Point a 330/34.5 kV substation designed to improve the supply and distribution of electricity for consumers in the northern areas of Accra and funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), in the context of the Compact II to the tune of USD47 million.

The Pokuase BSP, with a total capacity of 580MVA, is the largest in Ghana. It is also the fourth Bulk Supply Point in Accra, hence labeled A4BSP. Constructed under the existing 330kV Aboadze-Volta-Lomé Transmission line which passes through Pokuase, the BSP is the first 330kV Bulk Supply Point in the capital and the most technologically advanced substation in Ghana.

The essence of constructing the substation is to improve power supply quality and reliability to over 350,000 existing customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in Pokuase, Kwabenya, Legon, Nsawam and its environs. It is also planned to significantly reduce technical losses in the Ghana Grid Company’s (GRIDCo) transmission system and the ECG power distribution system, ultimately contributing to improving the financial viability of the utilities.

Inauguration of the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point Substation 20/10/2021

Inauguration of the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point Substation

Inauguration of the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP).

Inauguration of the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point Substation

Photos from Ministry of Energy's post 19/10/2021

We are Committed to Building Strategic Partnerships Towards the Development of Ghana’s Upstream Oil and Gas Industry – Energy Minister to NAIT

Energy Minister, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh says Ghana is committed to building partnerships that will ensure that Ghanaians are equipped with the relevant skills to be able to participate in the upstream oil and gas industry.
Dr. Prempeh made this assertion when he led a delegation comprising of officials from the Ministry of Energy and the Petroleum Commission to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Canada.
The visit, in furtherance of government’s commitment to the Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity Programme (AOGC) enabled the Minister to assess at first-hand, the training capacity of the Institute, a leading name in North America.
The Minister recalled his particular interest in technical education as Ghana’s immediate past Minister of education and how under his watch, he initiated legal processes in parliament to delink Technical, Vocational and Service Training from the Ghana Education Service to stand-alone for the purpose of emphasis.
The Manhyia South legislator said the AOGC Programme by the NPP government is a strategic vehicle to ensure that Ghanaians are equipped with the relevant skills to be able to participate in the upstream oil and gas industry.
“Local Content and Local Participation in Ghana’s upstream industry is an article of faith for me and therefore going round and seeing the facilities here at NAIT is indicative that you can support our country achieve our potential” he said.
He continued “on my assumption of office as Minister, I have been made aware of your training and certification of 5 Ghanaians and the upcoming training of nine instructors. Ghana will leave no stone unturned, and we ask you to support us with the best”
On her part, Ms. Laura Jo Gaunta, President of NAIT expressed delight at seeing the Ghanaian delegation and reiterated the school’s commitment to supporting industry with the best. “We are happy to see you Mr. Minister. For us our pleasure is to see our products contributing immensely to industry and we remain committed to this” she said
On a guided tour of NAIT’s state-of-the-art laboratories, Dr. Prempeh expressed satisfaction with the preparedness of the Institute for industry and urged them to do more.
The Ghanaian delegation included Chief Director at the Ministry, Mr. Lawrence Apaalse, CEO of the Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille Jnr., Executive Director for COTVET, Dr. Frederick Kyei as well as other officials from the Petroleum Commission.

Photos from Ministry of Energy's post 18/10/2021

Let us Harness Africa’s Natural Gas Resource for the Benefit of our People – NAPO to African Energy Ministers as He makes a Case for Ghana’s Gas Potential

Energy Minister, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has asked decision and policy makers in Africa’s energy sector to harness the natural gas resource in their various countries for the benefit of their people.

Dr. Prempeh made this call when he joined other Energy Ministers on the continent virtually for the launch of a policy brief on natural gas in the African Energy landscape on Monday under the auspices of the African Energy Commission

He said the use of natural gas presents a significant opportunity for Africa to bridge the poverty gap by leveraging on its abundance on the continent, as well as its low cost and efficiency relative to other fossil sources.

He also indicated that Ghana’s Gas Master Plan recognises the power sector as the most important sector to channel our natural gas resources as currently over 70 % of our fuel requirement for power generation is met by natural gas

“As the world moves towards creating universal access to electricity as well as transitioning from carbon-intensive energy sources to low carbon sources, natural gas presents itself as the fuel of choice. In Ghana for example, investments made between 2019 and 2020 alone will contribute to CO2 emission reductions of about 11,000,000 metric tons in the next decade” he said

He continued, “Recognising the fact that natural gas is instrumental to the growth of the Ghanaian economy as well as those our sister countries, Ghana is positioning itself to be the hub of natural gas supply in the West African Sub-Region”

“Our Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal located in Tema, has the potential to supply up to 400 MMscfd of gas, which is enough to meet our domestic requirement as well supply to other neighbouring countries in the sub-region” he further stressed.

The natural gas in the African Energy Landscape is the first-in-series of policy briefs that will be produced this year to shed light on the energy situation of Africa, using data collected by AFREC from the AU Member States.

The Policy Briefs aim to enhance understanding on specific fuels, their production processes, trade and use while serving as a framework instrument to policy makers across all African countries

Let us Harness Africa’s Natural Gas Resource for the Benefit of our People – NAPO - Kessben Online 18/10/2021

Let us Harness Africa’s Natural Gas Resource for the Benefit of our People – NAPO - Kessben Online

Let’s harness Africa’s Natural Gas resource for the benefit of our people - Napo.

Let us Harness Africa’s Natural Gas Resource for the Benefit of our People – NAPO - Kessben Online Speaking to African Energy Ministers as He makes a Case for Ghana’s Gas Potential Energy Minister, H

18/10/2021

Whilst in Edmonton, Canada on an Official trip, Energy Minister, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Premepeh Joins colleague Energy Ministers on the African continent for the Virtual Launch of the Policy Brief on Natural Gas and also makes a strong case for Ghana’s Natural Gas Potential

15/10/2021
Photos from Ministry of Energy's post 14/10/2021

Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has applauded the move by Anadarko Petroleum Ghana to transfer new shares to Kosmos Energy Ghana.

At a meeting at the Ministry of Energy in the presence of officials of the National Oil Company, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), the Energy Minister described Anadarko’s decision to transfer their existing shares in the West Cape Three Points (WCTP) to Kosmos Energy as a step in the direction. He said selecting Kosmos as their preferred buyer is also very much in order as they exit the petroleum agreement between the company and Ghana.

Dr. Prempeh underscored the essence of due diligence in the transfer process , as he on the back of the available information and briefing expressed consent to the sale and transfer of shares.

The Minister indicated Ghana’s commitment to sound Investor Relations. This cordiality in his view would ensure that Ghana judiciously exploits its petroleum resources for the benefit of its people.

Owireku Aidoo makes a case for Ghana’s energy sector…calls for more Investment. - Ghanaian Times 14/10/2021

Owireku Aidoo makes a case for Ghana’s energy sector…calls for more Investment. - Ghanaian Times

https://www.ghanaiantimes.com.gh/owireku-aidoo-makes-a-case-for-ghanas-energy-sectorcalls-for-more-investment/

Owireku Aidoo makes a case for Ghana’s energy sector…calls for more Investment. - Ghanaian Times The Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr William Owireku Aidoo, has made a strong case for Ghana’s energy sector, describing it as a favourable destination due to its attractive energy sector environment. According to Ghana’s energy sector is ranked as one of the most attractive on the continent. Mr ....

13/10/2021

Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo delivering an address on behalf the Minister of Energy Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh at the World Energy Congress Expo, Antalya -Turkey.

Photos from Ministry of Energy's post 13/10/2021

Energy Minister and MP for Manhyia South, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh says he will support the renewable energy sector players of the government to reach their full potential.

He expressed this commitment at the inaugural ceremony of the 7th Ghana renewable energy fair at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) which brought together companies advocating for the renewable energy agenda.

In attendance were the Hon. Cecilia Dapaah, Minister responsible for sanitation and acting minister for gender who stood in for H.E. President Akufo-Addo, the German Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Daniel Krull, the leadership of the Energy Commission, Bui Power Authority, Volta river Authority and other energy sector players.

Bui Power Authority shared with the gathering, their steady advancement in solar energy generation as they have completed a 50MW farm and currently a 10MW farm under construction. Recently, they have also started the construction of a 5MW floating solar farm.

The Volta river Authority also shared its desire in enhancing the untapped potential of wind power to boost the 10% renewable energy agenda in Ghana.

The German Ambassador underscored the interest of his country as a strategic partner in Ghana’s energy sector vision. “The German Government has already contributed 50 million euros to Ghana for strategic developmental projects. More importantly, another 48 million euros has been earmarked specifically for the energy sector for such Impactful Renewable energy projects”. He said

He continued “As a matter of fact, we are also ready to support with our technical capacity”, he added.

Hon Prempeh , Hon. Cecilia Dapaah as well as other dignitaries expressed satisfaction with the various innovations that the participating companies had showcased in their respective pavilions and also expressed the hope that such fairs would provide platforms for the growth and advancement of Ghana’s renewable energy potential.

12/10/2021

7th Renewable Energy Fair; Removing Barriers to Renewable Energy Development in Ghana.

Photos from Ministry of Energy's post 11/10/2021

The Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said that he is keen on local content and that he wants all players in the upstream sector to ensure that the requisite skills are transferred to the Ghanaians upstream.

He said this in a meeting with a delegation from Aker Energy Ghana over the Pecan field development. The Pecan oil field field is located offshore in the Gulf of Guinea which is expected to increase Ghana’s production to 500,000 barrels per day (bpd).

The meeting was to update the the government on the submission of Aker’s plan of development and the milestones chalked within the period.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aker Ghana, Mrs Kadijah Amoah said “ It is our hope to continue our engagements with the Petroleum Commission and other stake holders to expedite the process”. “ We are raising the local content bar to 95% and this would be made possible through a program we would establish for training and competence building”, she added.

Dr. Prempeh underscored the need for swiftness in getting the job done and urged all and sundry that as priority of His excellency the President, more Ghanaians would be trained to take up such technical roles in Ghana’s upstream industry.

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