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The long-awaited 340MW Kpone Independent Power Project at Tema began commercial operations on 10 June. The project is owned by Cenpower Generation Company Ltd and is the first project-financed greenfield thermal plant in Ghana. Development has been challenging, taking more than a decade, and a dispute with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Group Five Power International meant that the plant had to be commissioned by a specially assembled technical team.