SESC

SESC

Background

The institution of three new Sustainable Energy Services Centres (SESCs) by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), and the establishment of SESCs, which will be the first of such Centres in Ghana, forms part of Activites under the Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (EEDSM) Project, one of four Projects in the Ghana Power Compact Program, being funded by United States Government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in an amount not to exceed Four Hundred and Ninety-Eight Million, Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars (US$ 498,200,000) to facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth (the “Compact”). Under the terms of the Compact, the Government committed to provide funding as a Government contribution to support the implementation of the Compact in an amount equal to no less than seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the amount of funding provided by MCC in the Compact (the “Government Contribution”).

The SESCs will be hosted by three separate Consortia of tertiary educational institutions, selected through a competitive process. Three (3) beneficiary Consortia are:

  1. The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), in consortium with the Sunyani Technical University, Kumasi Technical University, and the Energy Foundation.
  2. Accra Technical University (ATU), in consortium with the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Center for Renewable Energy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation;
  3. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

This project is equally aimed at building capacity in energy auditing which would ensure that a core of qualified and certified professionals is available in Ghana to assist public and private institutions, industrial and commercial customers to adopt and implement cost effective energy savings measures.

Expected Impacts

  1. Increase private sector investment and productivity and profitability of micro, small, medium and large-scale businesses;
  2. Increase employment opportunities for men and women; and
  3. Raise earning potential from self-employment and improved outcomes for men and women.

Partners

  1. Energy Commission
  2. Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
  3. Ministry of Energy.

Background

The institution of three new Sustainable Energy Services Centres (SESCs) by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), and the establishment of SESCs, which will be the first of such Centres in Ghana, forms part of Activites under the Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (EEDSM) Project, one of four Projects in the Ghana Power Compact Program, being funded by United States Government, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in an amount not to exceed Four Hundred and Ninety-Eight Million, Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars (US$ 498,200,000) to facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth (the “Compact”). Under the terms of the Compact, the Government committed to provide funding as a Government contribution to support the implementation of the Compact in an amount equal to no less than seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the amount of funding provided by MCC in the Compact (the “Government Contribution”).

The SESCs will be hosted by three separate Consortia of tertiary educational institutions, selected through a competitive process. Three (3) beneficiary Consortia are:

  1. The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), in consortium with the Sunyani Technical University, Kumasi Technical University, and the Energy Foundation.
  2. Accra Technical University (ATU), in consortium with the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Center for Renewable Energy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation;
  3. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

This project is equally aimed at building capacity in energy auditing which would ensure that a core of qualified and certified professionals is available in Ghana to assist public and private institutions, industrial and commercial customers to adopt and implement cost effective energy savings measures.

Expected Impacts

  1. Increase private sector investment and productivity and profitability of micro, small, medium and large-scale businesses;
  2. Increase employment opportunities for men and women; and
  3. Raise earning potential from self-employment and improved outcomes for men and women.

Partners

  1. Energy Commission
  2. Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
  3. Ministry of Energy.