At a glance

This has however not been achieved without challenges, and the remaining communities that are yet to be electrified pose increasing challenges of cost-effectiveness.

The country is an ECOWAS member and, with the rest of the region, adopted a concerted approach to the implementation of the SE4All Country Action, with the development of the Action Agenda alongside the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plans, and their formal adoption. Ghana’s SE4All Action Agenda is based primarily on the Country Action Plan developed through a rigorous consultative process in 2012, updated to reflect the action agenda template.  It incorporates the country’s Energy Sector policies and the programmes of the two energy sector ministries, namely the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Petroleum.

Ghana’s high impact SE4ALL targets for Electricity Access are to provide universal access to electricity for Ghana’s island and riverside communities, to increase the productive use of electricity in both on and off-grid electrified communities through targeted interventions, and to provide universal access to Clean Cooking Solutions.  Renewable energy is currently contributing 0.3% to the electricity generation mix, but the National Energy Policy (2010) has a goal of reaching a 10% contribution of renewable energy in the electricity generation mix by 2020.

The SE4All implementation is followed by a focal point in the Energy Commission.

*Abavana, G. Clement Noxie Consult 2010; Ministry of Power, 2015.

Location

Ghana

Country contacts

Paula Edze

Coordinator, SE4ALL Secretariat

Energy Commission

Ghana

News from Ghana

SE4All Action Agenda Objectives2030
Electricity Access, national100%
Access to non-solid fuels, national 100%
Renewable Energy Output10% (2020)
Energy Efficiency 
Country Action DocumentsStatus
Rapid AssessmentFinalized
Action AgendaFinalized
Investment ProspectusUnder development

Country statistics

Series2000201020122014
Access to electricity (% of population)44.8%65.1%69.3%78.3%
Urban (% of urban population)74.4%85.6%88.2%90.8%
Rural (% of rural population)21.6%44.0%48.7%63%
Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)6.0%16.7%18.7%20.8%
Population, total18.8 Million24.3 Million25.5 Million26.8 Million
Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)71.6%49.9%44.3%45.2%
Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)91.5%68.8%67.1%64.7%
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)334.0282.8348.3357.0