Ghana has emerged as the first location for Zoetic’s hydrokinetic power solutions. Zoetic’s management has worked in partnership with Togbe Afede XIV, now Director of Zoetic’s Ghana operation, to promote the technology and to negotiate a power purchase agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana to bring new sources of hydropower to Ghana beginning in 2016.
To that end, Zoetic is preparing to outfit the Akosombo Dam, located on the Volta River in Southeast Ghana, with an array of hydrokinetic turbines. These turbines are rapidly deployed and utilize existing infrastructure thus accelerating the pace to achieve additional output.
When completed, the project is slated to generate up to an additional 100 megawatts of hydroelectric power. This initiative will increase the total power generation of the Akosombo site by 10%, bringing critically needed electricity to the Ghanaian power grid.