Powering Ghana’s economic future

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Making power generation sustainable is becoming a major issue for countries globally. For developing countries, it’s compounded by the tension between driving growth and social prosperity, and doing it in an environmentally responsible way. Ghana is exploring a way to make both ambitions possible.

Ghana’s Government intends to diversify the power sector with thermal fuel and renewable power projects.

In 2015, the African Project of Sustainable Development (APSD) approached EY to investigate the potential benefits of a renewable fuel power plant in Ghana. Working together, the cross-functional, multinational team helped APSD to instigate a major biomass-powered energy project.

This article provides some insights into the project, including what it has achieved and what the future holds. It’s a strong example of how it’s possible to combine economic growth with sustainable development.

The article was written by:

  • Dr. Alexandra von Künsberg
    Senior Consutant, Advisory Strategy, EY, Germany, Switzerland and Austria
  • Alexander Gerdenitsch
    Manager, Transaction Advisory Services, EY, Germany, Switzerland and Austria
  • Matthias Trischler
    Consutant, Advisory Strategy, EY, Germany, Switzerland and Austria

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