Bui Power Authority (BPA) has launched a sanitation programme called ‘BPA Clean Campaign,’ which is to promote cleanliness and encourage waste segregation amongst staff of the Authority.
The drive underlines the Authority’s reputation as ‘Leaders in Renewable Energy’- given that a clean environment is a key element in the provision of renewable energy. The first phase of the BPA Clean Campaign is being implemented in partnership with Voltic Ghana Limited.
So far, Voltic has donated three jumbo-sized bins as part of their “World Without Waste Campaign”. The partnership entails installation of special bins for the segregation of plastics by employees of participating organizations. The bins are emptied by appointed aggregators for recycling.
Presenting the bins to the Authority, Joyce Sackitey-Ahiadorme, Communications and Sustainability Manager at Voltic, on behalf of Voltic and its partners Trash Connect, extended their appreciation to BPA for the partnership in creating a world without Waste through the “BPA Clean Campaign” initiative.
She called on all employees to be good ambassadors of the environment as they segregate their waste and enjoin others to do the same.
Receiving the bins on behalf of BPA, George Tettey, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Finance and Services, thanked Voltic for the kind gesture. He also added that “BPA strongly believes that, by promoting waste recycling, we will reduce our increasing dependence on primary raw materials. Such practices, across the nation, assist with the management of rainforests for increased vegetation and enhanced rainfalls beneficial to us at Bui Generating Station.”
BPA intends to extend the campaign into the host communities in the Bui enclave as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
Bui Power Authority operates and maintains the 404-megawatt (MW) Bui Generating Station (BGS) located on the border between the Bono and Savannah Regions of Ghana. The BGS since its commissioning on December 19, 2013, has made significant contributions to the energy demands of the country. Due to the rich experience of its staff in dam construction and maintenance of Hydro Dams, engineers of BPA in 2019 successfully constructed the 45kW Tsatsadu Generating Station located at Alavanyo in the Volta Region.
BPA is currently constructing a 250MWpv, the first phase of 50MW is due to be commissioned into operation by the fourth quarter of this year. This would be injected into the National Interconnected Transmission System. A ground-breaking 1MW floating solar system which will be the second of its kind in Africa is also under construction.