Press Releases

Payment of Economic Assets Compensation

An amount of One Million, Seven Hundred and Eight Thousand, Six Hundred and Nine Ghana Cedis and Forty Six Ghana Pesewas (GHS 1,708,609.46) was released to the Land Valuation Division of the Lands Commission for the payment of compensation to a total of 285 beneficiaries whose economic trees/crops and buildings/structures have been affected under the Bui Hydroelectric Project.

Expression Of Interest

BPA Welfare on behalf of its members request Expression of Interest from Administrators and reputable School who have the expertise necessary in the setting up and the management of a new school to be located in the Bole district. 

BPA ADVERTISER'S ANNOUNCEMENT

The mandate of Bui Power Authority (BPA) which was created by Act 740, 2007 is to plan, execute and manage the Bui Hydroelectric Project. The implementation of the Bui Hydroelectric Project involved the construction of a dam at Bui and the inundation of over 440sq kilometres of land, at full supply level of the reservoir. The associated responsibilities of BPA included ensuring the smooth resettlement of 1,216 affected people whose lands were inundated by the formation of the Bui Reservoir. 

PRESS RELEASE – FULL LOADING TEST FOR SPILLWAY GATES - Dec 2015

Bui Power Authority (BPA) as the custodian and manager of the Bui Hydroelectric Project has a responsibility to control the flow of water to ensure that the safety of the Bui Dam and its structures are not jeopardized.  Furthermore, to protect the lives and properties of inhabitants living downstream of the Bui Dam, the Authority has a responsibility to control the flow of water from the dam, in accordance with Section 12 of the Act 740, to prevent flooding downstream beyond the levels preceding the construction of the dam. 

PRESS RELEASE - MANAGEMENT OF BUI RESERVOIR - Apr 2015

Bui Plant Capability The Bui Generating Station was commissioned in December 2013 to augment the power supply of the country. The plant was designed with a 70 year historical records of inflow into the Black Volta than can produce 969GWh/year. The three alternatives that can produce the 969GWh/year are either of the following:   i. Run at full capacity of 400 MW for only three and half months which will deplete the reservoir and cause a shut down of the plant thereafter.

BUI RESERVOIR OPERATIONS - July 2014

The reservoir created by the construction of the Bui Dam was designed to have a maximum water level of 183 meters above sea level (masl) and a minimum operating level for power generation of 168 masl.  By June 2011 construction of the dam had progressed sufficiently to allow the commencement of river impoundment.  Filling of the Bui reservoir therefore commenced on June 8th 2011 and about two years later; ie by March 2013, the water level had risen from about 100.0 masl to more than 168.0 masl.

Payment of Compensation to Persons Affected by Construction of Transmission Lines under the Bui Hydroelectric Project - February 17, 2013

The Government of Ghana has released an amount of Two Million, One Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty Two Ghana Cedis (GHS 2,116,322) for the payment of compensation to beneficiaries whose crops and buildings/structures have been affected by the construction of Transmission Lines under the Bui Hydroelectric Project.

Payment of Crop Compensation Commences - April 10, 2012

The Lands Valuation Division of the Lands Commission, acting on behalf of the Government of Ghana and with the assistance of the Bui Power Authority (BPA) has started the payment of the first batch of crop compensation to persons whose economy trees and crops have been affected by the ongoing Bui Hydroelectric Project.

President John Mahama Commissions BUI GS

Ghana’s second largest hydroelectric generating station, located on the boundary between the Northern and Brong Ahafo Regions, has been commissioned by the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, stating that the country is on its way to becoming a major producer of power in West Africa. The $790-million Bui Generating Station will add 400 megawatts of electricity to the installed capacity of the country.

Dokokyina Resettlement - April 23, 2010

The mandate of Bui Power Authority (BPA) is to plan, execute and manage the Bui Hydroelectric Project, including ensuring the smooth resettlement of 1,216 affected people. The development of the Bui Hydroelectric Project will involve the inundation of over 440 km2 of land, at the full supply level of the reservoir. The area of permanent inundation includes six villages.