Ghana - Ghana Mini Grid and Solar PV Net Metering

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Jan 2022
Signature Date 25 May 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 19,500,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The Ghana Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) Mini grid and Net metering with Solar PV project involves the development of 35mini grids in the Volta Lake region and the deployment of 12,000 units of roof-mounted net-metered solar PV systems for public institutions, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and selected households within the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO) networks. The project will also involve the deployment of up to 11,000 stand-alone solar home systems within the lake side and island communities of Ghana. The overall project cost is estimated at USD 85.18 million comprising the Mini grid component (US$40.29million) and the Net metering component (USD 44.89 million) and will be financed through African Development Fund (ADF) (US$ 27.39 million); Climate Investment Fund (CIF) –US$ 28.49 million; Government counterpart funding amounting to US$16 million; and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) amounting to US$13.30 Million. SECO’s contribution was approved by the Operations Committee in November 20212.The project will be implemented over a 4-year period.

Project Objectives

The project will contribute 13.5% of renewable energy to the Ghana energy mix excluding hydropower and create up to 2,865 jobs during the construction phase of which 30% will target women and youth. The project is also expected to mitigate greenhouse emissions of 0.7185 million tons of CO2 –equivalent through generation of renewable energy estimated at 111 MWh annually. The project objective is to increase access to clean and reliable electricity services and support low carbon socio-economic development. Overall, the Project seeks to support Ghana in the electrification of island communities that account for the remaining 15% in achieving universal access to electricity by 2030.


Direct beneficiaries of the project include 59 communities across 9 island districts through mini grids; 505 communities in 11 districts through standalone solar PV systems; 1,089 public buildings; 4,910 households and 6,001 SMEs under the solar PV net metering component. The component also includes installation of demonstrative utility battery energy storage at feeder level within the ECG and NEDCO networks.

Participating Organization

Government of Ghana
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-GH-F00-022
Last Update 21 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Anthony Karembu NJERU

Geographic Location

Country Ghana
Coordinates Location Name
8.9242 -1.32349 Central Gonja
8.46667 -0.01667 Kpandai
7.58976 -0.17857 Sene East
8.04451 -1.2891 Pru
8.57151 -0.67731 East Gonja