Tag Archives: Energy

Illegal fuel importers cost GH¢850m loss annually – NPA

Fuel importation

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has disclosed that Ghana loses about 850 million cedis annually in taxes, due to the increased activities of fuel smugglers into and out of the country. The illegal act is said to involve operators who ply their business at the ports by fuelling tanks with fuel products brought into the country via unapproved routes. The ...

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Ghana’s power mix to have 10% renewable energy by 2020

renewable energy

Ghana’s power generation mix is expected to include 10 percent of renewable energy sources by 2020. At a SWITCH Africa green national networking forum in Accra, Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation minister, Professor Frimpong Boateng, pledged to introduce varied sources of renewable energy during his tenure. Though Ghana has committed to universal electricity access by 2020, the capacity to meet ...

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Israeli company, COMSEC invests in Ghana’s backup power system


Ghana’s energy sector has received some boost as Israeli Technology Company; COMSEC Solutions invests into the nation’s backup power systems. The company, which has already partnered the Ministry of Finance to provide backup energy devices, aims at expanding its operations across the country. Speaking to Citi Business News after a sensitization workshop for some stakeholders in the power sector, the ...

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GE to provide 200MW power plant at Aboadze


GE, the world’s premier digital industrial company, has announced the order of a 200MW combined-cycle power plant to be operated by Amandi Energy Ltd in Aboadze, Ghana. The plant will help to add reliable and efficient capacity to the grid to tackle Ghana’s increasing demand for power. The plant’s construction will be overseen by Metka, a leading international engineering contractor. ...

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Power Compact II is a concession, not a sale of ECG -Agyarko


The Minister nominee for Energy, Boakye Agyarko has described the Millennium Power Compact II as a concession and not a sale of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to the Millennium Development Authority(MiDA). Reacting to questions on whether the compact was a sale or not at the Appointment Committee of parliament, Mr Agyarko insisted that the compact will only lease ...

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