Last edited: February 2019

Grid Electricity Tariffs (2016-2018)

Consumption ClassResidentialNon-residentialIndustrial (per kWh)
51-300$0.1255.54 Ghp$0.1567.75 Ghp
301-600$0.1672.09 Ghp$0.1672.09 Ghp
601+$0.1880.09 Ghp$0.26113.76 Ghp
Special Load Tariff (Low Voltage)$0.1775.66 Ghp
Special Load Tariff (Medium Voltage)$0.1358.57 Ghp
Special Load Tariff (High Voltage)$0.1253.82 Ghp
Special Load Tariff (High Voltage): Mines$0.23102.57 Ghp

*Based on 2018 Energy (Supply and Demand) Outlook for Ghana with $0.01 = 4.4 Ghs (March, 2018)

Electricity consumption in Ghana

The Ghanaian energy consumption per capita stayed more or less the same compared to four decades ago, although there has been a severe increase in the last decade after a drop around 2000. Moreover, in 2014, the weighted average of energy consumption per capita in a year was 354.714 kWh.

Oil and gas production in Ghana

Ghana produces a small part of its consumed oil and natural gas. Another small part of the crude oil gets exported to several countries worldwide. Furthermore, domestic power plants in Ghana use most of the natural gas.

Diesel use for electricity in Ghana

In 2017, a significant drop in diesel and kerosene consumption happened in Ghana. A possible explanation of this phenomenon is the normalization of grid electricity supply. This due to the fact that many diesel generators and kerosene lamps are supposedly yet only used as backups for electricity fall-outs. This makes diesel and kerosene not necessary anymore. From this we conclude that, since the generators and especially the kerosene lamps are a real health hazard, this is definitely a good development.

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