An analysis of the Ghanaian power generation sector using an optimization model

  • Felix Amankwah Diawuo
  • Jacek Kaminski Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


The Ghana power sector has faced several challenges in the area of supply-demand balances alongside electricity tariffregulations, in particular during the past decade. This has had direct consequences on its ability to meet increasing demand.Other issues are expected to arise in the future, such as the introduction of carbon tax and a move to renewables to reduceatmospheric emissions. This paper addresses these issues through creating scenarios and making comparisons, whichprovide ideas on how these situations might affect the generation mix and the cost of generation. To this end a shortruncomputable model of the Ghana power generation system was developed to analyze those scenarios. The model isdeveloped in the General Algebraic Modelling System (GAMS) as a Linear Programming problem.

Author Biography

Jacek Kaminski, Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Energy and Environmental Policy Division


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How to Cite
DIAWUO, Felix Amankwah; KAMINSKI, Jacek. An analysis of the Ghanaian power generation sector using an optimization model. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 97, n. 1, p. 15--27, feb. 2017. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 apr. 2024.
Policy, Economy and Society


Ghana Power Sector, Scenarios, Linear Programming, Generation Cost, Emission, Sluppy-Demand Forecast & Generation Mix

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