The Chamber of Independent Power Producers, Distribution Companies and Bulk Consumers, Ghana (CIPDiB) has inaugurated a 15-member board of directors to provide technical and policy direction for its members.
The 15-member Governing Board includes, Togbe Afede XIV (Chairman), renowned economist- Mr. Kwame Pianim, Founder of Cenpower – Samuel Nana Brew-Butler, Private Legal Practitioner – Mr David Ametefe, CEO of Sunon Asogli – Mr Qun Yang, President of the Ghana Securities Industry Association – Mr Reginald France, CEO of Trojan Power Ltd- Mr. Kojo Fosu, CEO of Cen Power Generations- Mr. Theo Sackey, Ag. CEO of CENIT Energy-Mr. Victor Onoja, Chairman of BXC Ghana- Cheng Yi, MD of Enclave Power Company Ltd – Mr. Norbert Cormla-Djamposu Anku, MD of B5 Plus – Bharvesh Kumar, MD of Tex Styles Ghana Ltd – Erik Van Der Staaij, Director of Karpowership-Buulu Bichesh and CEO of CIPDiB – Mr Elikplim Apertorgbor.
Inaugurating the Board, Justice Ellen Vivian Amoah of the High Court, asked the members to uphold the tenets of CIPDiB and to work together for the common good of the Chamber.
The Independent Power Producers (IPPs) who were at the inauguration include Bui GS, CENIT, AMERI, Sunon-Asogli, Karpower, AKSA, BXC Solar, Meinergy Solar, Trojan, Genser, CEN Power and Amandi. In all IPPs produce a total capacity of 2598MW constituting 57 percent generation to the national grid.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chair of the Board, Togbe Afede explained that the formation of the Chamber was long overdue as it has become normal practice that operators in the same field of expertise and service delivery join forces together to push and influence national policy in order to address concerns in the power production, distribution and that of consumers.
“Our work and fortunes are inextricably linked and none of us can survive without the other. Instead of forming separate associations, it is laudable that we have come together to pursue a common goal, fostering our interest and more importantly that of Ghana’s economic progress,” Togbe Afede said.
He explained that the Chamber will serve as forum to coordinate activities of independent power producers and make inputs into government’s policy formulation and how it affects activities of members of the Chamber.
Togbe Afede also emphasized on the need to plan and invest in research in order to build capacity of members of the Chamber.
In attendance were officials from the American Embassy in Accra, Volta River Authority, Electricity Company of Ghana, National Investment Bank, OmniBSIC etc.