Ghana Energy Information

2019 Ghana Key Figures

Population: 30.4 million
GDP growth rate: 6.11 %/year
Energy independence: 100%

* at purchasing power parity
Total consumption/GDP:* 75.4 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.59 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 17.0%

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Total Energy Consumption

In 2019, total per capita energy consumption was 0.35 toe and electricity consumption was about 460 kWh/cap.

Total energy consumption has increased very rapidly since 2017 (8.6%/year).

Oil and biomass represent the bulk of consumption with 42% and 36%, respectively, but gas has been progressively gaining ground since 2009, reaching 17% in 2019. The remainder is supplied by hydro and solar electricity with 5%.


Interactive Chart Ghana Total Energy Consumption

More research: Ghana energy report

Crude Oil Production

Oil production has tripled since 2011 and reached 10.4 Mt in 2019 (of which, +16% in 2019). The main areas of production in 2019 are Jubilee (45% of the total), Ten (31%), as well as Sankofa and Gye Nyame (24%).

Jubilee moved from "promising find" to "mega-discovery" status when Tullow's Mahogany-1, -2 and -3 and Hyedua-2 wells extended the known size of the field. The field is likely to have more than 0.5 Gbl of recoverable resources, with ultimate upside potential upgraded to 1.8 Gbl and potentially more.

Interactive Chart Ghana Crude Oil Production

More research: EMEA Refineries Dataset

Renewable in % Electricity Production

The new Renewable Energy Masterplan (2019) aims at increasing the penetration of wind and solar in the power mix from 45 MW in 2015 to 1.4 GW in 2030. In 2019, Ghana postponed its target of 10% renewables in the power mix, included in the Renewable Energy Act of 2011, by 10 years to 2030.

Interactive Chart Ghana Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)

CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In its first NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution), the country aims at achieving a 15% decrease in GHG emissions by 2030, compared to a BaU scenario corresponding to emissions of 74 MtCO2eq. The target could be increased to 45% if international support is available for financing, capacity building and technology transfer.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion are increasing rapidly; they have almost doubled over the past ten years.


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