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Renewables Readiness Assessment: Ghana

Ghana has one of Africa’s highest rates of access to electricity. In 2014 this was estimated at 72%, with over 87% in urban areas and nearly 50% in rural areas. The country also exports power to its neighbours, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso. The Ghanaian power industry is unbundled, comprising generation utilities, transmission and distribution companies, and independent power...

  • November 2015
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Ghana

Permanent Representatives Discuss Accelerated Energy Transition in line with IRENA Outlook

The third Renewables Talk meeting presented an opportunity for IRENA’s Permanent Representatives to share unique examples and experiences from their countries in their journeys towards carbon neutrality.


The Renewable Energy Transition in Africa

This report explores how African countries can achieve universal energy access within the 2030 Agenda timeframe. Also, explores transformational potential of the electricity sector in five Africa countries.

  • March 2021
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English, French

ECOWAS Certification for Sustainable Energy Skills scheme workshop

Upon the successful conclusion of the pilot examinations for the certification of off-grid solar PV technicians in Senegal and Ghana, a workshop with all of the main stakeholders is planned to review the results of the piloting, the progress so far, and to discuss the way forward.

  • 03 – 05 September 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • Dakar, Senegal

Regional Training on the Development of Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements

In the framework of the implementation of the West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC), which was validated, adopted and endorsed by the countries of the West Africa region in 2016 – 2017, IRENA has launched a capacity building programme in the region in collaboration with relevant stakeholders of the ECOWAS power sector (ECREEE, WAPP, ERERA and GIZ).

  • 04 – 07 June 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • Accra, Ghana

Regional Training on the Planning and the Operation of Grids with Higher Shares of VRE

In the framework of the implementation of the West Africa Clean Energy Corridor (WACEC), which was validated, adopted and endorsed by the countries of the West Africa region in 2016 – 2017, IRENA has launched a capacity building programme in the region in collaboration with relevant stakeholders of the ECOWAS power sector (ECREEE, WAPP, ERERA and GIZ).

  • 14 – 18 May 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • Accra, Ghana

Study Tour on the Planning and Operation of Grids with High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy

As part of IRENA's capacity building programme in West Africa, State Grid Corporation of China hosted a study tour for the programme's participants.

  • 17 – 21 September 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • Beijing, China

International Off Grid Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition

IOREC, organised by IRENA, is the global platform for sharing experience and best practices on design and implementation of enabling policies, tailored financing schemes, innovative business models and technology applications for stand-alone and mini-grid systems. IOREC 2018 presented a key opportunity to discuss the measures necessary to accelerate off-grid systems deployment,...

  • 31 – 01 November 2018
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Power
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  • Singapore

Africa Power Sector: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy (synthesis report)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has conducted quantitative assessments of the prospects for renewable energy deployment in Africa’s five regional power pools. This synthesis report summaries the findings of those five regional power studies, adding a consolidated outlook for the continent. The report also explains the energy-modelling approach employed and...

  • March 2015
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  • English
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  • Benin, Burkina Faso

Estimating the Renewable Energy Potential in Africa: A GIS-based approach

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) have examined the potential for renewable power generation based on resource availability all over Africa.

  • August 2014
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Algeria, Angola