Ghana

2015 Ghana Key Figures
Population: 27.4 million
GDP growth rate: 3.49 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 79.9 (2005=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 2015, total per capita energy consumption is 0.34 toe and electricity consumption is about 337 kWh/cap.

Total energy consumption has increased by 4.8%/year since 2005 and is mostly supplied by oil (47%); the remainder consists of biomass (39%), hydroelectricity (5%) and gas (9%).

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Ghana energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production is increasing rapidly: it was 0.2 Mt in 2010 and reached 5.6 Mt in 2015. Ghana became a significant oil producer in 2010 with the start-up of production at the Jubilee field (West Cape Three Points Block), just over three years after discovery of the first well.

In 2015,...

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...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In September 2015, the country presented its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) for the COP21 in Paris. The target is to achieve a 15% decrease in GHG emissions by 2030, compared to a business as usual scenario (74 MtCO2 eq emissions). The target could be increased to...

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