Ghana must hasten electricity base load switch to nuclear — Experts

BY: Maclean Kwofi
Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Energy Minister

A major concern that has been raised by many energy experts and policy makers on the country’s electricity supply plan is the imminent electricity challenges and the need for an alternative sustainable base load supply.

Energy experts studying the electricity supply plan over the years have indicated that beyond 2025, the Akosombo and Kpong hydropower plants which currently serve 32 per cent as the nation’s base load supplier would have reduced drastically to about 25 per cent.

As a result, there have been persistent and urgent calls for alternative and diversified generations to support existing base load plants.

Even though the report has not been specific on which energy source will be prudent, Graphic Business sources indicate that Ghana is highly considering nuclear as it guarantees the provision of sustainable, reliable and affordable power to push the country’s industrialisation agenda.

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