Cenpower Generation Ltd (Cenpower), the owners of the Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP), have taken a decisive step towards environmental sustainability with the launch of the KIPP Clean Project. This innovative initiative aims to address the pressing issue of plastic and waste pollution along the beautiful Beach shorelines within the Tema Industrial enclave. The inaugural event which involved a clean-up exercise at the Sega Beach took place on September 21st, 2023.
This landmark project garnered the support of five other environmentally conscious organizations: Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly, Tema Tank Farm Ltd, Sunon Asogli Power (Ghana) Ltd, Ecostar Environmental Services Ltd, and Cenpower Operations & Services Ltd. Together, these organizations united to make a tangible difference in the Sega Beach area.
The Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Cenpower, Mr. Theophilus Sackey, stated, “The KIPP Clean Project represents Cenpower's commitment to preserving our planet and its ecosystems in the face of mounting climate change threats” He expressed his appreciation to the six participating organizations for their support and added that, “Cenpower, together with our 5 partners, acknowledge that the protection of our marine environment is an essential step in combating climate change and safeguarding the well-being of all living creatures, including humans, animals, and plants”.
The primary objectives of the KIPP Clean Project is to promote Environmental Sustainability and Strengthen Community Relations. The project seeks to raise awareness about the environmental hazards posed by plastic and waste pollution. It emphasizes the critical importance of protecting our environment, especially marine life, from the harmful effects of waste. Through collaborative efforts, the project aims to strengthen relationships among participating organizations and underscore the significance of working together to positively impact the community.
Approximately 150 dedicated volunteers from the participating organizations participated in the clean-up exercise. To ensure their safety and effectiveness, all participants were provided with personal protective gear and the necessary cleaning tools and equipment. Waste collected during the event was expertly managed by a waste management specialist.
The KIPP Clean Project is a testament to Cenpower's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). By partnering with like-minded organizations, Cenpower is actively contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goals 13 (Climate Action) and 14 (Life Below Water).
About Cenpower Generation Ltd:
Cenpower Generation Ltd (Cenpower) is a major electricity supplier in Ghana. The company is committed to providing reliable and sustainable electricity to meet the energy needs of the country.
Cenpower is the proud owner of the Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP), a leading force in the energy sector, in the Tema industrial zone, close to Accra, committed to providing sustainable power solutions while contributing to the preservation of our environment.
The 350 MW KIPP is among the largest private IPPs in the country, accounting for approximately 10% of Ghana’s total power generation capacity and approximately 15% of available thermal power generation capacity.
As a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine ('CCGT') plant, it is amongst Ghana’s most fuel-efficient thermal power stations and, a critical base-load component in meeting Ghana’s ever-growing electricity demand.