Charlotte Based SEWW Energy Inc. Announces $25 million Energy Project in Ghana
May 20, 2014
USA - CHARLOTTE, NC May 20, 2014 – Charlotte based renewable energy company SEWW Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to lead a $25 million per year upgrade and expansion project in the Greater Accra Region. The project will span seven years and includes efforts to improve the transmission and distribution of electricity in the West African Nation.
Within the seven-year time frame, SEWW Energy has been authorized to provide products and services in support of the project that will include network transmission, the rebuilding of substations, and the design of smart grids. ECG has identified infrastructure challenges that have consistently troubled Ghana including: rapid energy demand growth, inadequate network capacity, network outages, and poor energy supply reliability. SEWW Energy will spearhead solutions to reduce the cost of power supply and address security, reliability, and efficiency. Additionally, SEWW Energy will train local citizens in Ghana to operate and maintain the new infrastructures.
This announcement comes after SEWW Energy was selected to accompany U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on a Trade Mission to West Africa, which has made stops in Ghana and Nigeria. The mission promoted U.S. exports and the expansion of U.S. companies’ presence in Africa.
“Our company is thrilled to be taking part in this project” said SEWW Energy President and CEO Kevon R. Makell. “We sincerely thank ECG for allowing SEWW Energy, to provide its expertise in energy. We also thank Secretary Pritzker for her vision and keen understanding of how American businesses can help meet the energy needs of those abroad. SEWW Energy is committed to providing dependable and reliable energy solutions to communities we serve.”
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SEWW Energy develops intelligent macro and micro-grids that offer local and transportable power generation and delivery from renewable energy and other distributed sources, with both self contained and bulk power grid interconnection capability.