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Ghana Electricity Distribution Panel Project - Cables Supply


Project Information:

Project Name: Supply of  Electricity Distribution Panels and Cables Project

Owner: Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG)

Deliver Date: 2023.03

 

What We Supplied:

CU/XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC-0.6/1kV-4x1.5mm2

CU/XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC-0.6/1kV-4x10mm2

CU/XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC-0.6/1kV-4x16mm2

 

Project News:

Ghana has a vibrant power generation sector, with public and private companies involved in it. Reforms in the power sector in the 1980s gradually removed barriers and created a level playing field for the participation of independent power producers in an area which had previously been dominated by public sector participants.

 

Hydro generation, as well as thermal generation fueled by crude oil, natural gas, and diesel, continue to be the main sources of Ghana’s power supply. Ghana also exports power to Togo, Benin, and Burkina Faso. Ongoing grid expansions, which include the completion of transmission lines and Bulk Supply Points (BSPs) across the nation, will allow further exports to other neighboring countries in the sub-region.

 

The total installed capacity for existing plants in Ghana is 5,134 Megawatt (MW), with a dependable capacity of 4,710 MW.  Thermal generation accounts for the largest share of Ghana’s power generation, representing 66 percent, with hydro accounting for 33 percent.  

 

The state is still heavily involved in the energy sector, with state entities having a controlling presence in the entire value chain. In the generation phase, the entire hydroelectricity component is controlled by the Volta River Authority (VRA) and Bui Power Authority (BPA), with VRA also involved in some aspects of thermal generation along with Independent Power Producers (IPP). Currently, there is a moratorium on the signing of new power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable and conventional/thermal power plants. State-owned Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) is still solely responsible for transmission throughout the entire country. The final leg of distribution is mainly controlled by the state-owned entities Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO). A private entity, Enclave Power Company, plays a minor role in the distribution chain.

 

The electricity access rate stands at 86.63 percent (2021), with 50 percent of rural residents and 91 percent of urban residents connected to the electricity grid.  Ghana’s energy sector has significant debt.  Challenges within the sector have included excess gas supply and overgeneration of power.  The debt within the energy sector, coupled with the high cost of power generation in Ghana, creates a brake on Ghana’s economic development.