Hydro capacity accounted for 16.3% of total power plant installations globally in 2022, according to GlobalData, with total recorded hydro capacity of 1,387GW. This is expected to contribute 11.7% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 1,557GW. Of the total global hydro capacity, 0.11% is in Ghana. Listed below are the five largest upcoming hydro power plants by capacity in Ghana, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global hydro power segment. Buy the latest hydro power plant profiles here.

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1. Akosombo Hydrokinetic Project

The Akosombo Hydrokinetic Project is a 100MW hydro power project located in Eastern, Ghana. It is being developed by Zoetic Global. The project is currently in announced stage. The project is expected to enter commercial operation in 2029. The project is owned by Zoetic Global. Buy the profile here.

2. Lanka Hydro power project

Lanka Hydro power project is a 95MW hydro power project in Upper West, Ghana. Volta River Authority is developing this project. The project is expected to come online by 2027. The project is currently in announced stage. It is owned by Volta River Authority. Buy the profile here.

3. Juale

The 90MW Juale is located in Northern, Ghana. It is owned by Volta River Authority. The hydro project is currently in announced stage. The commercial operation of the project is expected in 2028. Volta River Authority is developing this project. Buy the profile here.

4. Ntereso

The Ntereso is a 64MW hydro power project. It is planned in Northern, Ghana. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed by Volta River Authority. Post completion of construction, the project is expected to get commissioned by 2028. Volta River Authority is the owner of the project. Buy the profile here.

5. Hemang

The 60MW hydro project, Hemang is expected to get commissioned by 2025. It is being developed by Ghana Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. The project is currently in permitting stage. Ghana Ministry of Energy and Petroleum is the owner of the project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.