SkyPower et le gouvernement ouzbèke annoncent la signature d’un contrat historique d’achat d’électricité solaire de 1 000 MW

C’est le premier projet d’énergie solaire et le plus grand investissement étranger direct dans l’histoire de l’Ouzbékistan

WASHINGTON et TORONTO, 7 mai 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SkyPower, leader mondial de la production d’énergie solaire durable et à échelle industrielle, a annoncé un investissement direct étranger estimé à 1,3 milliard de dollars en Ouzbékistan pour construire 1 000 MW de capacité de production d’énergie solaire dans tout le pays. Ce projet va drainer l’investissement étranger direct le plus important de l’histoire de l’Ouzbékistan. L’Ouzbékistan et SkyPower ont également signé le premier contrat d’achat d’électricité (CAE) de l’histoire du pays, en vertu duquel le gouvernement achètera de l’électricité générée par une entreprise internationale et privée. Le président ouzbèke, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a signé un décret signifiant le soutien total du gouvernement au projet et les garanties souveraines que celui-ci apporte. SkyPower sera le premier producteur d’électricité indépendant de l’histoire de l’Ouzbékistan et il travaillera en étroite collaboration avec l’entreprise de services publics Uzbekenergo. Ce projet marque aussi le premier partenariat public-privé entre l’Ouzbékistan et une entreprise entièrement nord-américaine.

François-Philippe Champagne, ministre du Commerce international du gouvernement du Canada, a souligné : « Donner de l’élan au secteur des technologies propres et renouvelables du Canada et encourager l’exportation d’idées et de solutions élaborées localement qui profitent au monde entier sont une priorité pour notre gouvernement. Je suis heureux de voir des leaders de l’industrie comme SkyPower Global nous aider à atteindre cet objectif. Ce partenariat historique avec Uzbekenergo et le gouvernement ouzbèke stimulera la croissance dans la région et aidera à faire rayonner l’expertise canadienne dans ce secteur en plein essor. Je félicite l’équipe de SkyPower d’avoir vu les choses en grand ! »

Kerry Adler, président-directeur général de SkyPower, a déclaré : « À l’échelle mondiale, il y a encore plus d’un milliard de personnes qui n’ont pas accès aux services énergétiques. Nous nous sommes fixé comme mission d’apporter l’énergie solaire aux personnes qui en ont le plus besoin. Il s’agit d’un partenariat historique qui profitera à la fois au gouvernement ouzbèke et à SkyPower, et nous sommes heureux de construire la première installation d’énergie solaire en Ouzbékistan. La vision avant-gardiste du président Mirziyoyev pour l’Ouzbékistan, ainsi que l’engagement des vice-premiers ministres et le leadership du Bureau national de gestion des projets, ont véritablement contribué, de concert avec la direction d’Uzbekenergo, à faire avancer ce projet. L’Ouzbékistan est un pays qui offre de très grandes opportunités aux investisseurs étrangers dans le cadre de la vision du président Mirziyoyev en termes de croissance et d’expansion ».

Le président ouzbèke, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a été félicité pour son approche progressiste à l’égard de la croissance de l’économie nationale, et le projet SkyPower sera le tout premier relatif à la production d’énergie solaire en Ouzbékistan. Le projet contribuera à hauteur d’environ 2,9 milliards de dollars au produit intérieur brut de l’Ouzbékistan et créera des milliers d’emplois. Cela portera l’Ouzbékistan à produire environ 10 % de sa capacité totale de production d’énergies renouvelables et aidera donc le pays à remplir ses engagements sur le climat de Paris à l’horizon 2030, tout en apportant de l’électricité à la population ouzbèke.

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Ancrée dans le secteur depuis plus de 15 ans, l’équipe mondiale de SkyPower est très chevronnée et ses membres totalisent, à eux tous, plus d’un millier d’années d’expérience en termes d’énergie et de projets d’infrastructure à grande échelle.

Expérimentée et accomplie, l’équipe de SkyPower a construit, assemblé et acquis un vaste portefeuille représentant plus de 25 GW dans le monde entier. Certains de ces projets ont récemment fait l’objet d’annonces dans le cadre d’accords bilatéraux et de l’octroi d’autres contrats, et ils seront construits au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique et en Asie du Sud dans les cinq ans à venir.

Plus de 30 contrats d’achat d’électricité (CAE) solaire à échelle industrielle de SkyPower et contrats à divers stades de développement, construction et exploitation de l’entreprise représentent des milliards de dollars de ventes d’énergie renouvelable à long terme aux principaux services publics et gouvernements du monde entier. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur notre site www.skypower.com.

Pour tout complément d’information : contacts pour SkyPower : Shamini Selvaratnam, shaminis@skypower.com, (202) 660-8499 ; Maria Vorobieva, mariav@skypower.com, (647) 965-7187 ; pour les demandes d’information en russe : Eva Kazanskaia, evaepicurean@icloud.com, (971) 50 580 0842

Three in court for attempted robbery

Accra, Three persons were on Monday put before an Accra Circuit Court for conspiracy and attempted robbery.

Ama Bonsu, a 25 year-old trader, Abrefa Mensah, 35, and Kwasi Agyei, a 37 year-old Carpenter were said to have conspired and attempted to rob the complainant on May 1 this year at Kwabenya in Accra.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges and were remanded by the court to reappear on May 21.

Superintendent Patience Mario, prosecuting, told the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh that the complainant, Rosemary Owusua is a hairdresser who lives at ACP High Tension’2 Estates, Pokuase, while Ama, is a trader who lives at Doboro, Abrefa is unemployed and lives in Kumasi, and Kwasi lives in Accra and Kumasi, whilst Yaw Sarpong now deceased was a driver and lived at Asofa, Accra.

She said on May 1, at about 0920 hours, the complainant boarded a Nissan Almera taxi with registration number GW 7781-13 driven by Sarpong the deceased with the three accused on board at Hotel Junction Bus stop near ACP Junction near the Kwabenya Station.

She said on reaching a section of the road, Kwasi handed a Fifty Cedi denomination to the driver as if he was paying his fare.

The driver requested the complainant to change it for him but she declined then Abrefa who was on the front passenger seat adjusted his seat in such a way that made the complainant uncomfortable in her seat so she started complaining.

The prosecution said the driver advised her to press something under the seat to re-adjust the seat but in her attempt to do so Kwasi who was sitting next to her removed a duster to blindfold her whilst he forcibly dipped his hand into her handbag but the complainant blocked him.

Superintendent Mario said the complainant sensing danger immediately asked the driver to stop for her to alight but the driver refused.

The prosecution said the complainant started shouting but the driver raised the side-glass to prevent her from being heard.

The complainant threatened to break the side-glass if the driver would not stop but he drove the car to a distance before Kwasi pushed her out of the moving vehicle.

She told the court that the complainant then boarded another taxi to chase them and met them around the Ga Rural Bank at Kwabenya, the complainant alerted a policeman on duty of the incident who quickly chased and intercepted them in a traffic.

She said the complainant approached the intercepted car and identified the accused to the Policeman. The policeman ordered the driver and his accomplices to remain seated in the car whilst he called a Police Patrol Team.

However Sarpong in bid to escape hit the policeman with the car but the policeman fired into the car resulting in his death.

The prosecution said in the process, the car run into three other cars before it finally stopped. The accused then surrendered and they were arrested and sent to the station for investigation while the deceased was sent to the Police hospital mortuary pending autopsy.

In their respective cautioned statements, they admitted the offences and mentioned Kwasi as their leader who also owns the taxi.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Three in court for attempted robbery

Accra, Three persons were on Monday put before an Accra Circuit Court for conspiracy and attempted robbery.

Ama Bonsu, a 25 year-old trader, Abrefa Mensah, 35, and Kwasi Agyei, a 37 year-old Carpenter were said to have conspired and attempted to rob the complainant on May 1 this year at Kwabenya in Accra.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges and were remanded by the court to reappear on May 21.

Superintendent Patience Mario, prosecuting, told the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh that the complainant, Rosemary Owusua is a hairdresser who lives at ACP High Tension’2 Estates, Pokuase, while Ama, is a trader who lives at Doboro, Abrefa is unemployed and lives in Kumasi, and Kwasi lives in Accra and Kumasi, whilst Yaw Sarpong now deceased was a driver and lived at Asofa, Accra.

She said on May 1, at about 0920 hours, the complainant boarded a Nissan Almera taxi with registration number GW 7781-13 driven by Sarpong the deceased with the three accused on board at Hotel Junction Bus stop near ACP Junction near the Kwabenya Station.

She said on reaching a section of the road, Kwasi handed a Fifty Cedi denomination to the driver as if he was paying his fare.

The driver requested the complainant to change it for him but she declined then Abrefa who was on the front passenger seat adjusted his seat in such a way that made the complainant uncomfortable in her seat so she started complaining.

The prosecution said the driver advised her to press something under the seat to re-adjust the seat but in her attempt to do so Kwasi who was sitting next to her removed a duster to blindfold her whilst he forcibly dipped his hand into her handbag but the complainant blocked him.

Superintendent Mario said the complainant sensing danger immediately asked the driver to stop for her to alight but the driver refused.

The prosecution said the complainant started shouting but the driver raised the side-glass to prevent her from being heard.

The complainant threatened to break the side-glass if the driver would not stop but he drove the car to a distance before Kwasi pushed her out of the moving vehicle.

She told the court that the complainant then boarded another taxi to chase them and met them around the Ga Rural Bank at Kwabenya, the complainant alerted a policeman on duty of the incident who quickly chased and intercepted them in a traffic.

She said the complainant approached the intercepted car and identified the accused to the Policeman. The policeman ordered the driver and his accomplices to remain seated in the car whilst he called a Police Patrol Team.

However Sarpong in bid to escape hit the policeman with the car but the policeman fired into the car resulting in his death.

The prosecution said in the process, the car run into three other cars before it finally stopped. The accused then surrendered and they were arrested and sent to the station for investigation while the deceased was sent to the Police hospital mortuary pending autopsy.

In their respective cautioned statements, they admitted the offences and mentioned Kwasi as their leader who also owns the taxi.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Akuapem South District Assembly to sanction absentee teachers

Kitase (E/R), The Akuapem South District Assembly is to sanction teachers in the District who absent themselves from school without permission.

The Assembly would also reward schools that would place first in the West Africa Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with GH10,000.00 as a measure of improving the standard of education in the District.

Mr Frank Aidoo, the District Chief Executive (DCE), disclosed this at the launch of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the enstoolment of Oyeeman Nana Kwasi Ankrah III as the chief of Kitase-Mpeduase near Aburi in the Eastern Region.

The Anniversary is on the theme: Enhancing the Gateway to Akuapem: A National and Community Responsibility.”

Activities planned for the celebration include Sanitation and Tree Planting Day, and Mothers and Fathers’ Day.

Mr Aidoo said for the Community to become the gateway to Akuapem, the people must to take education, health and sanitation issues seriously.

He, therefore, charged parents to take active interest in the education of their children so they would grow to become useful citizens.

He said the Assembly would supply the Community with dustbins to improve upon the sanitation situation.

Mr Aidoo urged the youth to take advantage of the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCO) initiated by the Government and register for employment.

He said the Assembly had secured funding to provide a sports complex to promote sporting activities in the District and urged the youth to form sporting teams to make it vibrant.

The DCE commended Oyeeman Nana Ankrah for single-handedly initiating a number of projects for the community, which include a Police Station and Recreational Centre.

Mr Freddie Blay, the Acting Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), urged the chiefs to avoid chieftaincy disputes and unite to ensure the development of the community.

Oyeeman Nana Kwasi Ankrah, on his part, urged the people to support him to bring development to the area.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Akuapem South District Assembly to sanction absentee teachers

Kitase (E/R), The Akuapem South District Assembly is to sanction teachers in the District who absent themselves from school without permission.

The Assembly would also reward schools that would place first in the West Africa Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) with GH10,000.00 as a measure of improving the standard of education in the District.

Mr Frank Aidoo, the District Chief Executive (DCE), disclosed this at the launch of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the enstoolment of Oyeeman Nana Kwasi Ankrah III as the chief of Kitase-Mpeduase near Aburi in the Eastern Region.

The Anniversary is on the theme: Enhancing the Gateway to Akuapem: A National and Community Responsibility.”

Activities planned for the celebration include Sanitation and Tree Planting Day, and Mothers and Fathers’ Day.

Mr Aidoo said for the Community to become the gateway to Akuapem, the people must to take education, health and sanitation issues seriously.

He, therefore, charged parents to take active interest in the education of their children so they would grow to become useful citizens.

He said the Assembly would supply the Community with dustbins to improve upon the sanitation situation.

Mr Aidoo urged the youth to take advantage of the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCO) initiated by the Government and register for employment.

He said the Assembly had secured funding to provide a sports complex to promote sporting activities in the District and urged the youth to form sporting teams to make it vibrant.

The DCE commended Oyeeman Nana Ankrah for single-handedly initiating a number of projects for the community, which include a Police Station and Recreational Centre.

Mr Freddie Blay, the Acting Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), urged the chiefs to avoid chieftaincy disputes and unite to ensure the development of the community.

Oyeeman Nana Kwasi Ankrah, on his part, urged the people to support him to bring development to the area.

Source: Ghana News Agency