ACCRA, German global technology leader Siemens has reiterated its commitment to assisting Ghana in meeting the country’s expanding energy needs.

Andreas Pistauer, the Executive Vice-President for Power and Gas at Africa Siemens, says power generations is one of the fundamentals of economic growth.

Every modern economy needs electricity in order to enable businesses to grow. There is a tremendous need for electricity in Ghana for further improving the situation for power generation and electricity supply situation, he said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency here.

Siemens is conducting a training programme in Ghana to keep its partners in touch with the conglomerate’s latest technology offerings with particular focus on the recently launched 44-megawatt (MW) aero-derivative gas turbine for mobile power generation.

Pistauer said Siemens wanted to support Ghana particularly in bringing its technology in the power sector to provide alternatives and engender competition. We have identified Ghana as one of our key countries and our further investment is aimed at helping the country reach its economic goals and secure it as a serious contender on the African continent, he said.

Key in the pursuit of this relationship, he said, was working with partner local companies in the successful execution of projects and also jointly working together to resolve problems when they arise.

As for renewable energy, Pistauer said there was significant potential in Ghana and that the company’s goal was to support as best as it could through jointly working with Ghanaian partners. Renewables bring significant advantage to the economy, he added.