The Minister for Power, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has reiterated govt’s decision to to succeed in common get right of entry to to electrification by means of 2025 in line with the rustic’s dedication to its Sustainable Construction Objectives 7 (SDG7).
Dr. Prempeh, who could also be the Minister for Power, made this announcement the Ghana Power Day right through the continuing UN Local weather Convention often referred to as COP26 in Glasgow.
He famous that the topic of power has develop into one of the vital international problems for dialogue from industrialization, social and financial construction and local weather exchange viewpoints and mentioned that the rustic’s pressure on this path shall come with the advance of eco-friendly power provide chain, double get right of entry to to wash cooking fuels and applied sciences.
Touching at the govt’s growth within the power sector, the Minister laid emphasis at the fulfillment of nationwide electrical energy get right of entry to fee of 86.63% by means of the top of the 3rd quarter of 2021 and a 120MWe grid-connected put in sun PV capability representing 2.4% renewable power within the nationwide technology combine.
He additionally alluded to the introduction of the primary ever renewable power park within the subregion which has the capability to carry as much as about 650MWe capability at Bui, with the possibility of as much as 250MW sun PV plant which might be hybridized with the prevailing Bui 400MW hydropower plant.
Dr. Prempeh mentioned “We’re rapid transitioning the Volta River Authority to extend its renewable power asset portfolio. Some 20MW of sun were finished by means of the VRA and building of 50MWe sun PV by means of the Volta River Authority is ongoing which is to be hybridized with the Pwalugu Multipurpose Hydropower plant.”
At the family sector, the Minister famous that its regularly both forgotten or little consideration is paid to it and published that power for cooking in families account for greater than 35% of the entire power provide.
The Minister additional highlighted Ghana’s dedication to reaching its Nationally Decided Contributions beneath the Paris Settlement, funding alternatives in software scale and dispensed technology in addition to blank cooking, together with promotion and distribution of LPG and biomass end-user applied sciences.
Ghana’s delegation to the COP26 match is led by means of President Akufo-Addo
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