Volta River Authority

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Volta River Authority
FormationApril 26, 1961
TypeEnergy generator and supplier
HeadquartersAccra, Ghana
Official language
Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa

The Volta River Authority (VRA) is the main generator and supplier of electricity in Ghana.


The VRA was established by the Volta River Development Act, Act 46 of the Republic of Ghana on April 26, 1961.[1]

The main purpose of the VRA is to generate and supply electricity for Ghana's needs. It is also responsible for managing the environmental impact of the creation of the Volta Lake on the towns and people bordering the lake. The VRA maintains a national energy supply grid and although it started with hydroelectric power, it is now branching into other types of energy such as thermal energy.[1][2] The company represents Ghana in the West African Power Pool.

Power generation[edit]

Other projects[edit]

  • Schools
  • Health services
  • Environmental and Resettlement activities

Subsidiary companies[edit]

  • Volta Hotel
  • Volta Lake Transport Company (VLTC)
  • Kpong Farms
  • Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo)
  • VRA Property Holding Company (VRA PROPCo)
  • VRA Health Services Limited
  • VRA Schools

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Volta River Authority". Official website. Volta River Authority. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  2. ^ "What is the Volta River Authority?". Unofficial website of VRA. Eric N. Yankah. March 1999. Retrieved 2007-05-10.

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