PROJECTS

Power Sector Advisory, Ghana

The problem

Ghana was losing about 5 percent of its GDP to inadequate and unreliable power supply. Power generation capacity was inadequate while the distribution utilities were losing money. Fossil fuel generation plants were being developed despite Ghana’s abundant and economically viable renewable energy sources.

How we helped

Castalia designed a framework to competitively procure renewable energy. We drafted procurement documents for Ghana’s first solar PV tender, and helped run the tender process for a 20MW project. We also defined a strategy for the distribution utilities to serve their clients reliably with distributed solar PV, batteries, and energy-efficiency technologies. At a sector level, we recommended proceeding with a concession to operate the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) as part of the utility’s turnaround program, after analyzing the costs and benefits.

Impact

Ghana’s government and ECG competitively selected the IPP Biotherm for the 20MW solar project, and negotiations are under way. The power utilities agreed to pursue a distributed energy supply strategy. The concession contract for operating ECG was awarded in early 2019 to a consortium led by MERALCO—creating a viable off-taker for privately financed generation projects.

Our team

Anton Murashev

Anton Murashev

Managing Director
David Ehrhardt

David Ehrhardt

Chief Executive
Gianmarco Servetti

Gianmarco Servetti

Practice Leader
Laurie Hervot

Laurie Hervot

Analyst
Lisa Tessier

Lisa Tessier

Manager

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

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WASHINGTON, DC
+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Level 1 Kyle House, 27-31 Macquarie Place
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

Thinking for a better world.

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