Ghana to hold Renewable Energy conference

SolarThe Ghana Energy Commission would in August organise the second Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition to explore investment and financing in the solar energy sector to attract investors.

The exhibition aims at creating a common platform for dissemination of information on renewable energy and energy efficiency, enhance consultation between the private sector, donors, financiers, decision makers and consumers.

It would also give the platform for enterprises in that sector to showcase their products and network.

The 2016 Renewable Energy Conference, scheduled for August 9 to 11, would run concurrently with the exhibition over the three days.

An official statement from the Commission, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said participation and admission to the conference would be free for local participants and admission would be on first come first serve basis.

It said foreign participants registering before June 30, 2016 would be required to pay a registration fee of 300 dollars. Thereafter, the registration fee would be 500 dollars.

“Online registration would be opened from May 2, 2016 and opportunities also exist for 15 minutes presentations on Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency options to be made by both companies and individuals during the conference.

“Participants interested in making presentations should submit a synopsis of their proposed presentations by 13th May, 2016 for consideration,” the statement said.

Topics should be related to the theme; “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Accelerating Energy Access and Security.”

They should also include renewable energy technologies for electricity, heat, fuel production, energy efficiency technologies, clean cooking solutions, and policy, regulations, licensing, standards and labelling, it added.

The Ghana Renewable Energy Fair’s flagship programme, dubbed: “Investment Forum” was held on November 4, 2015 which involved top executives from government institutions, private developers, financial institutions and development partners.

It explored investment and financing opportunities in large scale rooftop solar and regulatory instruments to attract private sector investment.

Source: GNA

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