Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah,...
• The 110MW steam component of the T2 Power Plant at Aboadze.
• 250MW Ameri Power Plant
• 225MW Karpower barge
• 220 MW Kpone Thermal Power Plant
• 180MW First part of Sunon Asogli Phase II
• 38MW TTP Plant
• 2MW Solar Power Plant at Navrongo
Additionally, work will soon begin on:
• 110MW TEI Plant
• 186MW T4 Power Plant at Aboadze
Power purchase agreements have been entered into with several Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to construct additional power plants.
As part of Government’s commitment to fully incorporate renewable energy into the energy supply mix, a number of solar, wind, tidal wave and biomass projects are being pursued.
The African Plantations Limited project under which thousands of hectares of eucalyptus trees are being planted near Kwame Danso in the Brong Ahafo Region as fuel will generate one hundred and twenty megawatts (120MW) of power. The project is already generating employment opportunities for farmers and technicians.
Government is also rolling out, this year, new initiatives on solar energy. A prepaid solar metre scheme that will enable residents of remote off grid communities own and enjoy solar lighting will be launched as a private sector activity facilitated by Government.
Energy for All
In line with the Energy for All programme, electricity supply has been extended to 2,861 communities in the last three years bringing total access to electricity in Ghana to 76% which is second only to South Africa in sub-Saharan Africa. Under the Second Millennium Compact, a significant percentage of the US$537 million will be invested in the restructuring and strengthening of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to position it to meet the needs of consumers and run more efficiently.
It is currently supplying lean gas to the Aboadze enclave of thermal plants. At full capacity it can supply 120 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscd) to generate about 500MW of electricity.
This will save GHC500 million in fuel importation for electricity generation. The plant has the capacity to produce 240,000 tonnes of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) a year, which is about 70% of total annual demand in Ghana. About 57,502 metric tonnes of LPG had been released for sale by the middle of September 2015.
Gas supplies are expected to rise in 2016 when production begins in the TEN fields. The country’s second FPSO has been inaugurated and christened FPSO John Atta Mills. It is expected to sail to the TEN fields in March, 2016 for production of oil and gas to begin.
In January 2015, Ghana signed an agreement to begin work on the ENI/Vitol Sankofa field. This investment is worth US$7 billion and is reportedly the single biggest investment signed in recent history.
The operationalisation of the TEN and Sankofa fields will bring Ghana’s gas production to above 300 mmscd .
The Oil and Gas sector currently provides direct employment for 7,545 Ghanaians.
Under the Rural LPG Promotion Programme a total of 33,000 gas cook stoves and cylinders have been distributed since 2014. Another 20,000 stoves and cylinders will be distributed by the close of 2015.
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