Ghana is making significant strides in its efforts to enhance its power sector and achieve “100% universal energy access.”
The Head of the Generation and Transmission Unit at Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, Mr. Hanson Monney, shared these insights during the Nigeria Energy Leadership Summit held in Lagos.
Ghana achieves 80-85% universal energy access
Ghana has already accomplished an impressive 80% to 85% universal energy access within its borders through robust policy implementation.
Monney emphasized the nation’s commitment to ensuring the continued excellence of Ghana’s power system and even expressed the possibility of exporting electricity to its neighbor, Nigeria, once grid challenges are resolved.
This development comes as Nigeria, Africa’s largest nation and a prominent oil producer, grapples with its second national electricity grid collapse, resulting in widespread blackouts for households and businesses.
In contrast, Ghana is actively exploring diverse energy solutions, encompassing grid energy, mini-grids, and renewable energy predominantly sourced from solar power, with the aim of achieving “Universal access to energy by 2024,” in alignment with the directives of the country’s President.