Ghana to enhance energy infrastructure?

13 December 2010

Ghana is in talks with an electrical supplier as it seeks to improve the energy infrastructure of the country.

According to Wind Power Monthly, the El Sewedy Electric group may be helping out as the nation seeks to advance plans for a 50MW project to the next level.

It noted: "Ghana's peak power demand stands at around 1.5GW, with the country said to lose an estimated $600 million (£380 million) annually as a result of unreliable or insufficient wholesale electricity supply."

According to the news provider, El Sewedy is willing to invest $400 million over the next three years in order to improve the energy infrastructure of the country.

The country's government recently announced it intends to enhance a renewable energy draft bill by the end of December.

It comes after discussions between the African Development Bank and other Nairobi Framework partners took place designed to see more clean development mechanism schemes receive backing in the continent.

Categories: Energy

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