List of power stations in Ghana

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The following page lists power stations in Ghana.

Thermal power stations[edit]

Power station Community Coordinates Type Capacity (MW) Year completed Additional description
Takoradi Thermal Power Station Takoradi 4°58′18″N 1°39′26″W / 4.971667°N 1.657228°W / 4.971667; -1.657228 (Takoradi Thermal Power Station) Light crude oil or Natural gas 550 2000 A total of 550 MW is generated; four gas turbines and a steam turbine
Kpone Thermal Power Station II[1] Kpone 5°40′26″N 0°02′15″E / 5.673900°N 0.037500°E / 5.673900; 0.037500 (Kpone Thermal Power Station II) Natural gas or Diesel fuel or Crude oil 340 2017 (Expected) Biggest independent power plant in Africa to date.[2]
Kpone Thermal Power Station I Kpone 5°44′06″N 0°00′38″E / 5.734998°N 0.010548°E / 5.734998; 0.010548 (Kpone Thermal Power Station I)[3] Natural gas and Diesel fuel 230 2016 (Expected) Owned by Volta River Authority[4]
Tema Thermal Power Station Tema 5°40′39″N 0°00′57″E / 5.677362°N 0.015828°E / 5.677362; 0.015828 (Tema Thermal Power Station) Diesel fuel 236 2008 54 Caterpillar 3516B diesel power generators[5]
Sonon Asogli Thermal Power Station Kpone 5°40′49″N 0°02′51″E / 5.68029°N 0.047368°E / 5.68029; 0.047368 (Sonon Asogli Thermal Power Station) Natural gas 200 2010 Maximum installed capacity of 200MW. Often output is less than maximum[6]

Hydroelectric power stations[edit]

Hydroelectric station Community Coordinates Type Capacity (MW) Year completed Name of reservoir River
Akosombo Hydroelectric Power Station Ajena 6°17′59″N 0°03′34″E / 6.299722°N 0.059444°E / 6.299722; 0.059444 (Akosombo Hydroelectric Power Station) Reservoir 1,038 1965 Lake Volta River Volta
Bui Hydroelectric Power Station Bui Gorge 8°16′43″N 2°14′13″W / 8.278602°N 2.236935°W / 8.278602; -2.236935 (Bui Hydroelectric Power Station) Reservoir 400 2010 Black Volta River
Kpong Hydroelectric Power Station Akuse 6°07′12″N 0°07′30″E / 6.119989°N 0.125000°E / 6.119989; 0.125000 (Kpong Hydroelectric Power Station) Reservoir 160 1982 River Volta

Solar power stations[edit]

Solar power station Community Coordinates Capacity (megawatts) Year completed Name of Owner Notes
Nzema Solar Power Station[7] Aiwiaso Village 6°09′20″N 2°25′11″W / 6.155567°N 2.419711°W / 6.155567; -2.419711 (Nzema Solar Power Station) 155[8] 2018-2019 (Expected) Blue Energy Plc. Seeking EPC proposals
Gomoa Onyandze [9] Onyandze, Gomoa East 5°20′51″N 0°42′07″W / 5.347484°N 0.701991°W / 5.347484; -0.701991 (Gomoa Onyandze Solar Power Station) 20 2016 Beijing Xiaocheng Company Operational
Navrongo Solar Power Station[10] Navrongo 10°52′48″N 1°06′10″W / 10.880000°N 1.102778°W / 10.880000; -1.102778 (Navrongo Solar Power Station) 2.5[11] 2013 Volta River Authority Operational

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRO (3 February 2015). "Ghana: Construction of Kpone power plant starts". Construction Review Online (CRO). Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  2. ^ EAC (30 July 2015). "Ghana: Kpone IPP thermal power plant making progress". Esi-Africa.com (EAC). Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Google (25 February 2016). "Location of Kpone Thermal Power Station I" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  4. ^ VRA (25 February 2016). "Volta River Authority: On-Going Generation Projects". Accra: Volta River Authority (VRA). Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Ring Power (8 June 2009). "Diesel Power Plant Generates Electricity for African Country". Blog.ringpower.com (Ring Power). Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Benjamin Glover; Della Russel (10 February 2015). "Sunon-Asogli Power Plant resumes production". Accra: Graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  7. ^ Vaughan, Adam (4 December 2012). "Africa's largest solar power plant to be built in Ghana". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  8. ^ SPC (19 July 2014). "Ghana builds largest solar plant in Africa". Abuja: Sundiatapost.com (SPC). Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  9. ^ BXC connects 20MW solar plant to Ghana's national grid
  10. ^ Daily Graphic (8 May 2013). "VRA completes first solar plant in Navrongo". Myjoyonline.com Quoting Daily Graphic. Accra. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  11. ^ Editorial (9 May 2013). "Let's Have Regional Solar Plants". Accra: Modernghana.com. Retrieved 26 February 2016.