Kpong is an 184.92MW hydro power project. It is located on Volta river/basin in Greater Accra, Ghana. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1982. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is developed and owned by Volta River Authority.

Kpong is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1.4 million cubic meter. Kpong underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2014-2020.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1982.

Contractors involved

Kpong (Kpong Active Unit-2) is equipped with Andritz Hydro turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 46.23MW nameplate capacity.

Kpong (Kpong Active Units) is equipped with Andritz Hydro turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines, each with 46.23MW nameplate capacity.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Andritz Hydro.

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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.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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