Abatumesu is a 50MW hydro power project. It is planned on Pra river/basin in Western, Ghana. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 50 50 Announced Western, Ghana Volta River Authority

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Volta River Authority.

The project is expected to generate 233 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $92.503m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

About Volta River Authority

Volta River Authority (VRA), is a state-owned energy utility company, which generates, transmits, and distributes electricity. It produces power from solar, hydro, light crude oil, distillate fuel oil and heavy fuel oil sources. The authority procures energy from Takoradi International Company Ltd; and imports from Compagnie Ivoirienne d’ Electricite. VRA distributes electricity through the Northern Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. Through its subsidiaries, the authority also provides hospitality; river transportation; and commercial farming, agro-processing, and machinery services. VRA is headquartered in Accra, Ghana.

Methodology

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