NEK has equipped its Ayitepa field office with independent power supply to ensure the workplace can be used without interruptions due to power outages, which occur during these times frequently in Ghana. NEK engineers designed and installed a system combining an 800 W wind turbine, 600 W of solar panels and a battery backup system.
Upwind Ayitepa Ltd., the company of the Ayitepa Wind Farm, today donated goods for the people of Ningo-Prampram to protect themselves against the coronavirus. The items, which include face masks and sanitizers, were presented by the Community Liaison Team, namely Emmanuel Adjei Kordie, Jeff Amoah and Samuel Manorty, to the District Chief Executive of Ningo-Prampram, Jonathan Teye Doku at June 12, 2020.
In line with advice from health experts, Ghanaian authorities have made the wearing of face masks mandatory. However, the cost of masks can be a barrier for some people, so the wind farm developers have stepped in to donate and distribute these reusable, FDA-approved masks to the host communities.
Motivated by the success of the last Global Wind Day, where pupils from local schools were invited to share their ideas on wind energy in a drawing contest, we decided to carry out a similar event also this year.
As part of the developer’s Community Investment Strategy, Lekela BV has funded in the past months the renovation of three dilapidated schools around the project area of the wind farm site at Ayitepa.
On 4th April 2017, the third Community Engagement Event took place in the Pentecost Church of Old Ningo.