The Former Volta Regional Minister under the John Kufour administration, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bui Power Authority.
Dzamesi, an engineer who also served as the immediate past Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs is expected to partner the management of Bui Power Authority and the Board to pursue the vision of the authority which is to be the leader in the renewable energy industry in the sub-region and beyond.
In a letter dated July 30, 2021, Mr Samuel Dzamesi has been charged to champion the vision and mission of the BPA, which is to support socio-economic development through the utilization of natural resources for energy generation in a safe, reliable and cost-efficient manner and be the leader in the renewable energy industry in the sub-region.
Meanwhile, Hon. Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, Member of Parliament for Sunyani East Constituency, Bono Region has been appointed by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo to chair the Bui Power Authority Board.
Hon. Cheremeh, a lawyer by professional has been tasked together with other members on the board to make BPA the leader in the renewable energy industry in the sub-region.
Other members of the board include, Samuel Dzamesi-CEO, Hon. Salifu Sa-eed, Nana Ama Tima Boakye, Hon. Paul Twum-Barimah, Dr. Mrs Rebecca Acquaah-Arhin and Mr Kwame Appia Kyei.
Bui Power Authority was established by an Act of Parliament, BPA Act 740, 2007 with a mandate to plan, execute and manage the Bui Hydroelectric Project, now the Bui Generating Station (BGS). The BGS is a peaking plant with a capacity to generate 404MW of hydro-generated power, which is evacuated from our 161kV Switchyard. We are set to add 250MWp of solar energy to Ghana’s national grid. In this regard our Switchyard has been expanded to evacuate 250MWp of Solar-generated power. Our initial 50MW Solar Project which commenced in April 2019 is expected to be operational in 2020.
BPA has completed the construction of the Tsatsadu Micro Hydropower Plant, the first in Ghana, which has the capacity to generate 45kW of power with the possibility of adding another 45kW capacity turbine. Tsatsadu Falls, on which this plant is constructed, is located at Alavanyo-Abehenease in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region.
BPA is mindful of giving back particularly to its neighbouring communities and to society at large and to this extent has in place a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy to govern its commitments. Each year funds are set aside out of our profit to cater for activities which include, but not limited to, education; health and medical; social and cultural support; and sports. The Project Affected Persons (PAPs) continue to benefit substantially.
To support socio-economic development through the utilization of natural resources for energy generation in a safe, reliable and cost-efficient manner.
To be the leader in the renewable energy industry in the sub-region.
BPA was established by the Act of Parliament, BPA Act 740, 2007 with a mandate to plan, execute and manage the Bui Hydroelectric Project which includes:
Generation of electrical power for general industrial and domestic use. Construction of a transmission system linked to the national grid. Supply of electrical power to certified and licensed utility companies.
Promotion of activities consistent with the provision of facilities for multipurpose uses such as agro businesses, fisheries and tourism.