Ghana Energy

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With the era of oil and gas under way in Ghana, the country’s legal and regulatory regime is still evolving and the roles of state agencies are changing. Yet amid the reforms the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), which is now more than three decades old, will continue to play a major part. GNPC is mandated to incorporate other...

 

For decades Ghana’s power supply outstripped demand, but that equation has shifted in recent years, with inconsistent electricity generation and transmission constraining economic growth. Traditionally the country has been a strong performer when it comes to power investment, and indeed, as the US Power Africa initiative notes, “as compared to...

 

What measures can be taken to ensure that power tariffs reflect the actual cost of generation?

 

Based on what is currently in the pipeline, Ghana could potentially face a glut of power in less than a decade. While not every project may make it from proposal to reality, there are nonetheless 22 entities with provisional licences to build conventional plants, and another 33 with similar permits to develop renewable energy facilities,...

 

To what extent have low oil prices impacted the country’s energy industry?

 

Ghana’s legal and regulatory regime for local content came into force in February 2014, setting in motion a process designed to retain as much value from the energy sector as possible. The country has a goal of attaining 90% local participation in all aspects of the sector by 2020. This would put it at the heart of a trend in the region and...

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