Ghana eyes coal as power planning shifts

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Issue 300 - 15 May 2015 | 7 minute read
There was an unexpected frisson around the packed conference hall in Hamburg when, on 4 May, following the usual bullish opening remarks by senior German officials promoting renewable energy options, Ghanaian power minister Kwabena Donkor proposed an alternative strategy to meet his country’s 12% annual electricity demand growth while driving industrial development. Under heavy pressure over catastrophic power cuts, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has decided to give priority to building coal-fired plants, to be supported by combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants supplied by imported gas.

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