Irishmen are playing an outsized role in reshaping Ghana’s energy sector. First, Tullow Oil, founded and chaired by Aidan Heavey, pioneered development of the country’s oil and gas reserves. Now, Mainstream Renewable Power, founded and chaired by Eddie O’Connor, is aiming to do the same for renewable energy. Mr O’Connor, like Mr Heavey a graduate of University College Dublin, has described the widening of access to electricity in Africa as “one of the greatest challenges of our time” and Ghana is at the forefront of Mainstream’s efforts to help achieve it.
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