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How Effectively Has Ghana Implemented Its Policy for Large-Scale Renewable Electricity Deployment: A Qualitative Assessment

Joseph Nii Tettey Ashong


This article examines how Ghana’s energy policy promotes large-scale deployment of renewable electricity. Using a qualitative assessment framework adapted from Yoon and Sim (2015), the study makes broad investigations into how effectively Ghana has implemented its policy for large-scale renewable electricity deployment. The paper concludes that the country’s RE success is nominal and most likely would not meet its 10% by 2020 target; the assessment reveals that Ghana’s performance in promoting renewable electricity deployment is satisfactory. Particularly, the progress in how it has committed itself to applying its recent generation-based policies in spite of the numerous challenges that confront the electricity sector. Ghana is currently implementing 7 out of 11 of the world’s most popular RE promotion policies.

Joseph Nii Tettey Ashong recently graduated from the Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) of the University of Dundee, UK. He holds an LLM Energy Law and Policy (Merit) and a BA (Hons) from Ghana. For correspondence: <mailto:jt.ashong@gmail.com> or Twitter: @AshongTettey.

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