Ghana is the second economy of the ECOWAS region with a GDP of 66.98 billion USD (2019).
The country currently generates 17,76 TWh, 59.2% from fossil fuel and 40.8% from hydro and has over 4,990MW (2019) of installed generation capacity, This excludes about 180MW of embedded generation.
The government wants to triple the country's electricity production in 15 years, mainly through clean energy sources such as nuclear power. Ghana has shown interest in all types of reactors, including Small Modular Reactors as they are aiming for a capacity in the range of 700 MW - 1,200MW.
A new company called “Nuclear Power Ghana” has been constituted as a Special Purpose Vehicle to oversee the full implementation of the program. By establishing the NPG, the country had completed phase one of its nuclear power program and can proceed to phase two the implementation stage.
Following this step, the government has released funding to support the site selection process for a nuclear power plant. Ghana is expecting the start of construction by 2023.
- Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, Director, Renewable & Alternative Energies, Ministry of Energy
- Prof. Benjamin Nyarko, Director-General, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission
- Dr. Robert Sogbadji, Coordinator, Ghana Nuclear Power Programme, Ministry of Energy
- Fred Oware, CEO, Bui Power Authority
- Dr. Stephen Yamoah, Acting Executive Director, Nuclear Power Ghana
- Scott Rasmussen, Director of Sales, NuScale Power
- Elina Teplinsky, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman