Presently, most of the renewable energy interventions in Ghana are either being carried out as pilot projects or on short term planning cycle basis. Thus, no clear integrated roadmap exists for the long-term development and promotion of the different renewable energy resources in the country.
To address the attendant effects of such short-term planning of the overall development of the renewable energy sector, the Renewable Energy Master Plan is being developed with the goal to provide investment-focused framework for the promotion and development of the country’s rich renewable energy resources for sustainable economic growth, contribute to improved social life and reduce adverse climate change effects.
The document was prepared by a taskforce made up of experts from the Ministry of Energy (Mr.Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo; Mrs Gifty Tettey; Ing. Seth A. Mahu; and Mr Senna Hammond), Energy Commission (Dr. Alfred Kwabena Ofosu Ahenkorah; Mr. Kwabena Otu-Danquah; Mr. Michael Opam; Dr. Nii Darko Asante; Mr. Frederick Ken. Appiah; Ms. Paula Edze; Mr. Eric Kumi Antwi-Agyei; Mrs. Oforiwa Asare), National Development Planning Commission (Dr. Isaac Frimpong Mensa-Bonsu), and Academia (Dr. Francis Kemausuor).
The taskforce held a total of 13 meetings between January, 2016 to February, 2018 to develop the plan.
Focused group meetings were also held with the following groups:
- Two separate meetings with Energy Sector representatives from ECG, VRA, GRIDCO, NEDCO, PURC, EnDraft RE Master Planergy Commission,
- Development Partners: GiZ, The Danish Embassy, SECO, Embassy of Spain, IFC, USAID’s IRRP Project
- Meeting between a section of REMP taskforce members and Chinese experts
Broad Stakeholder engagement were held in Koforidua with Participants
Click here to download presentations that were made by various groups during the Stakeholder Meeting held in March 2017 to solicite feedback from various Energy Renewable Energy Stakeholders and Practitioners.
The RE Master Plan was shared with Chinese experts at the Foreign Affairs Committee and the China Energy Research Society, Renewable Energy Professional Committee of China Energy Research Society and Academic Committee of National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation. The committee provided significant feedback on the Master Plan and provided expert opinions on specific targets that could be achieved based on the Chinese experience. The Chinese review team also presented recommendations on the roadmap for developing or implementing the Master Plan. One of the actions that was recommended is the establishment of a demonstration industrial park.