2016 Ghana Key Figures
Population: 28.2 million
GDP growth rate: 3.58 %/year
Energy independence: 95.7%
Total consumption/GDP:* 82.2 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.53 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 23.6%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

In 2016, total per capita energy consumption is 0.35 toe and electricity consumption is about 360 kWh/cap.

Total energy consumption has increased by 5%/year since 2005 and is mostly supplied by oil (52%); the remainder consists of biomass (36%), gas (6%) and hydroelectricity (5%).



Ghana energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

After a rapid increase between 2010 (0.2 Mt) and 2015 (5.6 Mt), with the start-up of production at the Jubilee field (West Cape Three Points Block), oil production decreased slightly to 4.8 Mt in 2016.

Jubilee moved from "promising find" to "mega-discovery" status when Tullow's Mahogany-1, -2 and -3 and Hyedua-2 wells extended the known size of the field. The field is likely to have ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

Energy Foundation Ghana is also in charge of promoting renewables. A Renewable Energy Law was adopted in 2011 (Act 832).

The 2020 policy goals for renewables are:

- cover 10% of the energy mix;

- achieve a 10% contribution of modern renewables (excluding large hydro and wood fuels) in the power mix;

- install 500 MW of renewable capacity;

-reduce the demand for ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In September 2016, the country presented its NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution). The target is to achieve a 15% decrease in GHG emissions by 2030, compared to a business as usual scenario (74 MtCO2eq emissions). The target could be increased to 45% if international support is available for financing, capacity building and technology transfer.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion ...

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