2017 Ghana Key Figures
Population: 28.9 million
GDP growth rate: 8.44 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 68.1 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.46 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 24.0%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

In 2017, total per capita energy consumption was 0.31 toe and electricity consumption was about 370 kWh/cap.

Total energy consumption increased at a fast pace between 2005 and 2013 (7%/year) and has stabilized since then, reaching 9.4 Mtoe in 2016, before dropping to 8.9 Mtoe in 2017. Oil and Biomass represent the bulk of it with 39% and 44%, respectively, but gas has been ...

Ghana energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production increased by 70% in 2017, from 4.8 Mt in 2016 to 8.1 Mt in 2017. After a rapid increase between 2010 (0.2 Mt) and 2015 (5.4 Mt), with the start-up of production at the Jubilee field (West Cape Three Points Block), oil production decreased slightly in 2016.

Jubilee moved from "promising find" to "mega-discovery" status when Tullow's Mahogany-1, -2 and -3 and Hyedua-2 ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The Energy Foundation 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 2015, the country presented its INDC (Intended 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 ...

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