Some Thoughts on Recent Developments in Ghana’s Energy Sector

My three-part series (papers 2 and 3 co-authored with Kwamena Essilfie Adjaye) on the ongoing power crisis (aka ‘dumsor’) in Ghana and the way forward is available for download via the links below. Enjoy the read and I do welcome feedback.

These were published by the Ghana Growth and Development Platform (GGDP) and circulated to the media and relevant stakeholders. GGDP is a platform for discussing and promoting Ghana’s growth and development in freedom and with justice. We bring you insights and analyses from citizens committed to engaging with key stakeholders with a view to changing Ghana’s development paradigm through informed public policy discourse and analyses (Find out more @ http://ghanagdp.org).

  1.  OF ‘DUMSOR’ AND GHANA’S ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES: PART 1

Synopsis: States some baseline and other statistics on the energy situation in Ghana. In analysing these statistics, we underscore that the current power crisis is not the result of lack of generating capacity as we have in excess of 500MW to meet current demand conditions were all the plants fully functioning.

Available: http://ghanagdp.org/file/2014/08/GGDP_CIN7_Energy-Sector-Challenges_Final.pdf

  1.  OF ‘DUMSOR’ AND GHANA’S ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES: PART 2

Synopsis: Examines in-depth the causes of the ongoing load-shedding exercise by elaborating the causal factors that had been stated in Part 1

Available: http://ghanagdp.org/file/2015/03/GGDP_CIN8_Energy-Sector-Challenges-Final.pdf

  1.  OF ‘DUMSOR’ AND GHANA’S ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES: PART 3

Synopsis: Provides short term measures to end the ‘dumsor’ and then medium to long term measures to ensure that Ghana has supply of electricity that will be sufficient for its needs.

Available: http://ghanagdp.org/file/2015/03/GGDP_CIN9_Energy-Sector-Challenges-Final.pdf

About the Author

Theo Acheampong
Theo is an economist and social media enthusiast who provides regular commentary on socioeconomic and political developments in Ghana and Africa at large. Theo is passionate about leadership, entrepreneurship and the role of innovative technologies in solving Africa's developmental challenges.