Sunon Asogli Power set to drive economic growth with waste-to-energy systems


To break the siege of excessive waste in Ghana and improve environmental quality, Sunon Asogli Power is extending its expertise in power generation to environmental protection by investing in environmentally friendly energy projects. The company in the next few years will use proven technology and innovation in recycling, reuse, and control of the country’s solid waste to produce energy.

According to the Chairman of Sunon Asogli Power, Yang Qun, implementing a circular economy is at the heart of sustainable growth and this can provide an effective solution to the risks presented by land and water pollution.

He hinted that Sunon Asogli Power is well motivated to continue to push the boundaries of power generation and has always persisted in changing the status quo and patterns of future energy systems. This has assisted the company in designing the most advanced and cost-effective Waste-to-Energy (WtE) systems that are ideally tailored to Africa’s economic needs.

Shenzhen Energy, the parent company of Sunon Asogli Power, has developed high-quality and profitable benchmark projects in China that incorporate modernity, simplicity, and greening, placing the firm ahead of the competition.

This includes Waste-to-energy plant engineering and design, equipment manufacturing, project investment, construction, and operational management services. Sunon Asogli Power wants to set up a one-of-a-kind integrated environmental sanitation model in Ghana, with complete coverage of upstream and downstream waste management, introduce a new approach to waste collection and classification, and horizontally expand the overall waste management industrial layout.

Shenzhen Energy is a leader in urban green development and a well-known comprehensive solid waste disposal company in China with more than 20 years of extensive experience.

The company has integrated R&D, green tourism, leisure and entertainment, and urban solid waste management into a four-in-one holistic business system that not only meets production and operational safety, but also combines energy generation, landscaping, and waste transportation.

The combined capacity of WtE in China owned and operated by Shenzhen Energy is 720MW. This accounts for 6.5 percent of the company’s total energy mix. These projects are capable of handling more than 38,820 tons of waste per day, which is 15 times more than the daily waste generated in Accra.

These WtE projects in China are recipients of many awards, including the ‘China National Gold Project Award’, ‘Science and Technology Award of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China’ and ‘the Paulson Sustainability Award’ in 2019.

The value of waste-to-energy projects cannot be overstated, and Ghana stands to profit the most. It is possible to create an industry where waste suppliers, landfill managers, district authorities, power generators, and all other stakeholders can efficiently collaborate to maximize the value of waste with the right investment climate.

As a result, Sunon Asogli Power is making a strong case for policymakers to support and commit resources to create a winning situation. We assume that if the industry receives the required support from all stakeholders, it will be sustainable and able to attract the necessary domestic and foreign investment and expertise.


  1. this is indeed a huge step. once it’s reliability is assured policy makers should ensure its implementation especially because of the benefits in the waste sector

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