The project “Clean Captive Installations for Industrial Clients in sub-Sahara Africa” (CCI) successfully launched a two-day webinar session on 23 and 24 March 2021 for Open Call for pilot projects in Ghana. The webinar was organized by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany. The virtual session benefited from the active involvement of participants resulting in a very lively and interactive event.

Session 1: Open Call for Proposals

The first session took place on the 23 March 2021 and presented an opportunity for the Ghanaian market to learn more about the Call for Proposals. The webinar launched the Call for Proposals for Ghana and introduced the framework document, which explains in detail the application process, eligibility criteria, selection criteria, and application timelines, as well as the different types of applications forms. The session was followed by an interactive Q&A session.

About the CCI Project 

The project aims to demonstrate the economic and financial viability of clean captive energy installations for industries and to enhance their adaption in the four partner countries and possibly even to the entire continent. The project will strengthen the ability of partner countries to move towards low carbon-emitting development strategies.

Call for Proposals

As part of the four core components of the CCI project, the Call for Proposals has been launched in Ghana for pilot projects that are innovative, scalable and can be replicated across different sectors and possibly throughout the country. Grant funding will be made available to support such projects and has been classified to support three types of activities for the pilot projects.

Find out more about the Call for Proposals and the relevant documents such as the framework document and application forms by visiting our webpage here.

Session 2: Summary of Ghana Country Study and Tools

The second session took place on 24 March 2021 and provided an overview of the Ghana Country Study and tools that have been developed as part of the CCI project.  Representatives from UNEP and Frankfurt school presented: (i) key findings of the Ghana Country Study outlining the potential for clean captive power installations for industrial clients and (ii) the different tools that were developed for the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector as part of the broader CCI project. The webinar ended with another interactive Q&A session between the participants and the panelists.

Ghana Country Study

The Ghana country report presents the state of the clean captive installations market in Ghana as of year‑end 2019, with a focus on the C&I market and solar PV technology.  Key findings focus on the status quo of the electricity market and clean captive installations for the C&I sector in Ghana; the perceived institutional barriers for its development; potential market for clean captive power and financing opportunities in Ghana to initiate a pilot project.

Find out more about the Ghana Country Study and the different tools by visiting our webpage here.

Output of the Webinars

  • Launch of the call for proposals in Ghana for the submission of pilot project applications;
  • Active engagement with a wide range of participants who attended the events;
  • Raised awareness and disseminated information on the application processes, the selection criteria, the various financial models and tools developed; and
  • Validation and endorsement of the Ghana country study findings.

We would like to thank all the participants who attended the webinars, and we look forward to receiving applications for sustainable and scalable pilot projects in Ghana.

In case you have missed our webinar, the recordings of both sessions are available for viewing below.

Session 1

Session 2