Category archives for: Electricity

Gov’t Reaffirms Reduced Tariffs Despite High Proposals

February 13, 2018//-Government is optimistic of a reduction in the cost of electricity for the rest of this year.

How NEDco Wants Poor Communities to Pay 200% More for Power

Accra, February 12, 2018//-Consumers in six regions in Ghana could pay 200% more for power supply if the request by Northern Electricity Distribution Company Limited (NEDco) gets Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) approval.

Accra-based Think-tank to Gov’t: Hedge Ghana’s Oil

Accra, February 7, 2018//-The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), an Accra-based think-tank  has urged government to immediately hedge its oil import and export to control the price of fuel at the pumps, and also generate enough revenue.

Why Gov’t Should Scrap Special Petroleum Tax  

January 30, 2018//-The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has called on the Ghanaian government to scrap the Special Petroleum Tax (SPT) and other levies that have made the cost of petroleum products in the country shoot up.

Resettled Residents of Bui Demand Free Electricity

Bui, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana, January 17, 2018//-Residents of resettled communities within the enclave of the 400megawatt Bui Hydroelectric project have appealed to authorities for bill-free electricity supply as part of their compensation package.

Global Spending in Energy Efficiency Up by 9%

January 8, 2018//-Total energy investment worldwide in 2016 was just over $1.7 trillion, accounting for 2.2% of global GDP. Investment was down by 12% compared to International Energy Agency’s ( IEA’s ) revised 2015 energy investment estimate of $1.9 trillion.

Africa Progress Panel: Boost Investment in Africa’s Energy Infrastructure

December 19, 2017//-More than 600 million Africans still do not have access to electricity, and the number is set to grow in the coming years. If current trends continue, universal access will not be achieved until 2080, Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel (APP) has warned in its latest report.

470MW Powership Inaugurated at Tema Habour

Tema, December 14, 2017//-The largest ever powership in the world, Osman Khan,has been inaugurated at the Tema Fishing Harbour to supply reliable and uninterrupted electricity to Ghanaians.

Siemens, Rotan Power in Landmark Power Plant Project Deal

Accra, December 14, 2017//-Siemens, a German technology firm and Rotan Power, Singapore based company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and build a combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 660 megawatts (MW) at the Aboadze Power Enclave located in the western Region of Ghana.

Shared Infrastructure and the Role in Job Creation and Integration in Africa

December 13, 2017//-The Ruzizi III Hydropower Plant Project, which serves Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda, could create about 135,200 total jobs over the project’s lifespan.

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