REEEP Project Fact Sheet

Coordinator:  Gifty Serwaa Mensah, The Energy Center,

Client:  The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Vienna International Center/D2169, Wagramerstrasse 5, A-1400 Vienna,

Client Contact Person: Merja Laakso


Telephone: +43 1 26026 3209

Project Partners: The Energy Commission (Co-Funders) 

 Name of the Project/Activity: Building a Reliable Energy Access Database to promote sustainable energy expansion in Ghana

Value of contract: € 90,923 (overall, incl co-funding), € 73,323 (funds expected, KNUST)

Years of project duration; 1 Year

Countries covered: Ghana

Short project description:

Due to difficulties in obtaining the necessary data to monitor progress in increasing energy access in Ghana, the proposal for an Energy Access Data (EAD) Task Force came up at stakeholder forum organised for representatives from the Ministry of Energy (MoEn), Energy Commission (EC) and the distribution utilities (VRA/NED and ECG).

Specific objectives of the EAD Task Force are:

  1. Collation of all the data required to monitor progress in the implementation of energy access programmes in Ghana, and
  2. Analysis of energy access data to provide timely information to Government and other stakeholders on prospects for achieving Ghana’s energy access targets.

This REEEP project is intended to kick start the EAD Task Force into operation. The project has the following specific objectives:

 Thus the main output of the project will be a database of collated systemized energy access data collected from all the agencies mentioned above, which will be handed over to the Energy Commission, the main beneficiary of this project. The Energy Commission will co-fund the project by bearing the costs associated with its library and website upgrade as well as providing a venue and other logistics for meetings of the Energy Access Data Task Force.

Data sources will include all the task force members namely;

  1. Energy Commission (Convener and Chair);
  2. National Petroleum Authority;
  3. Northern Electricity Department;
  4. Electricity Company of Ghana;
  5. Ghana Statistical Service;
  6. The Energy Center, KNUST;
  7. CERSGIS, University of Ghana, Legon; and
  8. Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development (representing MMDAs).