Ghana - Electricity Distribution System Reinforcement and Extension Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 Feb 2014
Signature Date 07 Apr 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Jul 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 48,460,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

With this project, the Bank will consolidate its leadership in the electricity distribution segment in Ghana and position itself as the frontrunner among the development partners active in the energy sector in Ghana for the implementation of the United Nations Secretary-General Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) and United States President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiatives. Indeed, by reinforcing and extending the Ghanaian distribution network and deploying off-grid renewable energy systems to improve the Ghanaian population’s access to electricity, this project will support the key objectives of these two initiatives and contribute into much needed public and private sector investments into the country by mobilizing others donors and developing private sector businesses.

Project Objectives

The ultimate objective of the project is to improve the Ghanaian population's access to reliable and quality electricity services. The project activities will involve the construction of new Bulk Supply Point (BSP) and switching substations in Kasoa, Juabeso and Asankragwa, the reinforcement of Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG) distribution network in the Ashanti East and West regions, the reinforcement and extension of the existing power distribution system in peri-urban or rural areas, the deployment off-grid solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems in 60 lakeside and island communities and finally the empowerment of key institutions in the sector through institutional development and capacity building. The project will improve the performance of ECG’s distribution system by: (i) reducing the distribution system losses; (ii) reducing the frequency and duration of outages; and (iii) improving the voltage at the end user’s level.


The beneficiaries of the project will be the urban and rural households currently connected to ECG’s electricity grid: approximately 61,000 customers in Kasoa; 13,000 in Juabeso; and 9,000 in Asankragwa as well as the estimated 37,800 new households and 650 businesses to be connected to the grid in the Kasoa District in the Central Region, Juabeso and Amenfi West Districts in the Western Region, as well as new households to be connected by off-grid solar systems in 60 lakeside and island communities. In addition, public infrastructure will be significantly improved, as the project will provide access to modern, reliable energy to 30 schools and 30 health centers. Finally, the project activities will ultimately improve ECG’s operational efficiency and revenue base, which will in turn help improve the financial health of the sector and eventually result in lower end user tariffs.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-GH-F00-005
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Ghana
Coordinates Location Name
5.53449 -0.41679 Kasoa
6.34021 -2.82537 Gyabeso
8.1 -1.2 Ghana
5.8093 -2.43578 Asankrangwa