Friday, 7 July 2017

An Open Letter To The CEO Of The Bui Power Authority

Dear Mr. Oware,

By adding solar energy to the hydro  power supplied by the Bui Power Authority (BPA) to  the national grid, you have reduced the negative impact that global climate change has had on the BPA's ability to produce electricity at  full capacity.

In so doing, you have clearly  demonstrated your ability to think creatively - and shown  that you are truly world-class: in a nation in which so many worship at the alter of the cult-of-the-mediocre.

You appear to be just about the only high-level power sector official who realises that the only way to have affordable electricity is to make Ghana rely on 100 percent renewable power.

With the advances in battery storage technology we can make that a reality - and make our industries and other  businesses competitive.  Whenever  you can,  do look up the German storage battery maker, Sonnenbatterie.

Sir, yet another option available to the BPA, is to harness the kinetic energy of the flow of the Bui River - and all the other major rivers across Ghana: to produce  affordable electricity  for the benefit of the many rural communities that rivers across Ghana either flow through or border.

As an exampIe to you  of how the BPA can partner manufacturers of cutting-edge turbines to  do so, this blog has culled and posted content from the website of Germany's Smart Hydro Power,  for the BPA's benefit and that of  our many readers.

Please read on:

"International team
German engineering
Innovative
Committed

ABOUT US

We are a multi-cultural team working in a German-based company. We are focused on developing and implementing affordable renewable energy projects that enhance productivity and improve people’s living standards. Smart Hydro Power started in 2010 as a group of kinetic turbine developers. The experience on installations and contact with the needs and challenges of remote or off-the-grid locations brought us to the current position of offering products and packages that follow principle of being simple, competitive, and complete. Nowadays, we run diverse decentralized electrification projects, offering a range of renewable energy solutions which are supported by an intelligent electrical management system. New ideas and inspired professionals are always welcome here. We believe in sustainable development and empowering people to be able to define their own choices and to shape their own lives.

    Founded in 2010
    Based in Feldafing near Munich, Germany
    Initially promoted by the Bavarian Ministry for Commerce
    Awarded by ESHA Hidroenergia Innovation, Ecosummit, and GreenTec, among others
    Internationally renowned partners, such as ARE, ESHA, Siemens Stiftung, and GIZ

Smart Hydro Power GmbH (Ltd.) is a German private for-profit company founded in 2010 by Ines and Karl Kolmsee. Even though the family is still the majority shareholder other shareholders play an essential role. The first investor was the public-private High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), a seed fund financed by the German Ministry of Economics and several German corporations like Siemens and Bosch. It was followed by the German cleantech fund eCapital and the German development bank KfW. As of December 2015, shareholders are the Kolmsee family with 36%, eCapital with 35%, and KfW and HTGF with 12% each. The remaining shares are held by private investors. In the future, Smart Hydro Power seeks to attract more investors from its core markets in Latin America, East Africa, and India.
CEO DR. KARL KOLMSEE
STAKEHOLDERS
E Capital
High-Tech Gründerfonds
KFW
TIMELINE AND MILESTONES
2010

    Smart Hydro Power GmbH was officially founded
    First turbine tests run in German rivers

2011

    April 2011: First turbine prototype in the water
    Winner of the Enable2start competition
    Gain investment from High Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF)
    First installation abroad: in Peru

2012

    National winner of KfW Award
    Winner of Clean Tech Media Award
    Winner of the ECOSUMMIT Award

2013

    First private customer installation in Germany
    Market expansion to Africa and in Latin America
    Further product development of distributed generation solutions

2014

    Integration of SMART Training in the portfolio
    Development of the standardized Electrical Cabinet
    Development of the SMART Hybrid System
    Winner of ESHA (European Small Hydropower Association) Innovation Award

2015

    HOMER Pro includes the first-ever hydro-kinetic turbine by Smart Hydro Power in their software
    Dr. Karl Kolmsee becomes a member of Alliance for Rural Electrification`s Board
    First SMART Irrigation System installed in Neiva, Colombia
    Integration of the SMART Free Stream in the portfolio

©   2017 Smart Hydro Power  |   Disclaimer  |   Privacy Policy  |   Sitemap"

End of culled content from the website of Smart Hydro Power.

I do hope this inspires you and your management team, Mr. Aware.

Thank you - and regards.

Yours in the service of Mother Ghana,

Kofi.


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