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Ghana: Energy Development and Access Project


Period
2007 - 2019

Implementing agencies
Ministry of Energy

African partners
Government

Names of African partners involved
Government of Ghana

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
World Bank, SECO and AfDB

Geographical scope
Country

Countries where active
Ghana

Sectors
Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
Yes

Type of financing
Grant

Main objectives
To improve the operational efficiency of the electricity distribution system and increase the population's access to electricity, and to help transition Ghana to a low-carbon economy through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Main activities
The programme has three target areas: the sectors institutional performance and suitability, the improvement of electricity distribution and an increase in the share of electricity from renewable sources. Regarding the planning of renewable energy deployment projects in rural areas, specific attention will be paid to local demand, resource availability and distance to the grid. To encourage the production of affordable electricity, the plan is deploying over 7,500 PV systems to schools, hospitals and off-grid communities. End-users are granted 50% of the appliance purchasing price, and the remaining 50 % will be supported by the Apex Bank or others SME-focused Ghanaian banks over a three-year period.

Comments

Sources
http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/ghana/name-24776-en.php http://projects.worldbank.org/P120016/addtional-financing-ghana-energy-development-access-project-gedap?lang=en&tab=overview

Contact information
info@energymin.gov.gh

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