Ghana to seek energy system improvements, including small hydro

Ghana’s Ministry of Energy plans to seek bids for construction, equipment, and consulting services for electricity system improvements, including small hydropower.

The World Bank and other development partners have pledged to supply US$210 million to Ghana’s energy development and access project. (HNN 8/7/07) The program includes sector and institutional development, distribution system improvement, and electricity access expansion and renewable energy development.

Work under electricity access expansion and renewable energy development includes distribution system improvements, grid extension, mini-grids, solar systems, and capacity building.

The mini-grid component is to provide renewable energy grants to developers to build five to seven mini-grid systems such as village hydropower and two to three grid-connected renewable energy projects such as small hydro, wind, or biomass projects of 1 to 10 MW.

The capacity building component is to include technical assistance to design and supervise renewable energy projects, as well as provision of business development support to the private sector to develop renewable energy projects.

Prospective bidders who wish to be included on a mailing list for invitations to bid are invited to contact the address below. For information, contact Ghana Energy Development and Access Project, GEDAP, Project Coordinator Clement G. Abavana, Ministry of Energy, P.O. Box SD 40, Stadium, Accra, Ghana; (233) 21-667154; Fax: (233) 21-667156; E-mail:


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