Ghana: VRA Looks To Developing 3500MW Solar In Ten Years

Ing. Abdul Noor Wahab, Director for Water Resources and Renewable Energy at the Volta River Authority speaking during a media training programme at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana’s state-owned largest power generation company, is envisioning to develop about 3500 Megawatts peak of solar as part of efforts to diversify the company’s energy sources.

Currently, VRA has developed solar project in Kaleo and Lawra in the Upper West and Navrongo in the Upper East Region, with a total capacity of 37.04MWp.

The Director for Water Resources and Renewable Energy, Ing Abdul Noor Wahab, disclosed this at a training programme organised by Energy News Africa Limited for selected journalists in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

According to him, the Authority is looking to developing the 3500MWp in line with its ten years’ development plan.

VRA operates the Akosombo and Kpone Hydro Dams with a total capacity of 1180MW and Thermal Power Plants with a total capacity of 1330MW.