Hydroelectric Energy Production

  • Cost of Hydroelectric Energy Production in Ghana

    Cost of Hydroelectric Energy Production in Ghana

    Ghana, known for its abundant hydroelectric resources, has been focused on the cost of power generated in the country. The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) calculates the cost of power as a Bulk Generation Charge (BGC), which constitutes a significant portion of the average End User Tariff (EUT). This article explores the generation costs in…

  • Environmental Impact of Hydroelectricity in Ghana

    Environmental Impact of Hydroelectricity in Ghana

    Ghana heavily relies on hydropower and thermal energy for electricity supply. However, this high dependence on water makes hydropower vulnerable to extreme weather events caused by climate change. The main impacts on the sector are intermittent floods and droughts. Power outages in the past have been caused by low water levels in dams or equipment…

  • Efficiency of Ghana’s Hydroelectric Power Plants

    Efficiency of Ghana’s Hydroelectric Power Plants

    Ghana generates about 64% of its electrical power from hydro sources, making it a significant contributor to the country’s electricity generation. However, the power sector in Ghana faces challenges in meeting the growing demand and ensuring a reliable and sustainable energy supply. These challenges include inadequate power supply infrastructure, over-reliance on hydro and gas, high…

  • Future of Renewable Energy in Ghana: Hydroelectricity

    Future of Renewable Energy in Ghana: Hydroelectricity

    In recent years, Ghana has been making significant strides in sustainable energy development, particularly in the field of renewable energy. As the country seeks to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and promote a cleaner and greener energy mix, the spotlight is on hydroelectricity as a key player in Ghana’s renewable energy future. Studies have…