Ghana Power Compact Monitoring & Evaluation

Results to Date

The full set of performance indicators is detailed in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

Impact Evaluation Framework

In addition to careful monitoring of implementation performance and measurement of preliminary results, MCC will be funding several independent evaluations that will assess the results of the MCC-funded activities. More information is available in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

Projected Long Term Results by Project

Projected Long Term Results by Project
Project Estimated Beneficiaries Estimated Benefits
Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management Project
Objective

This project’s objective is to reduce excessive energy use by consumers, thereby increasing the reserve margin between electricity supply and peak demand, making electricity more reliable. The project will also improve the financial viability of ECG and NEDCO by helping Ghana’s government agencies, which comprise a significant portion of total energy demand, to reduce their energy consumption. This project will achieve these results by developing and implementing standards and labels, improving energy audits, providing education and public information, and investing in energy efficient infrastructure.

19,600,000 $95,800,000
Power Generation Sector Improvement Project
Objective

This project was aimed at addressing issues related to inadequate and unreliable gas supply, lack of a gas sector master plan and credible off taker, uncoordinated capital expansion, as well as an unclear IPP framework. After rationalizing the project with other donor programs and existing commercial arrangements, the project was cancelled to reduce redundancy and unnecessary expense.

N/A N/A
Regulatory Strengthening and Capacity Building Project
Objective

The project’s objective is to ensure the sustainability of all power sector investments, promote greater transparency and accountability for results in the sector, and enhance evidence-based decision making among sector institutions. This project aims to incentivize the power sector to rely less heavily on cross-subsidies among tariff categories or other direct or implicit subsidies from the Government of Ghana. The project objective will be achieved by improving capacity for ratemaking and other regulatory processes, including the review and restructuring of tariffs to enable the utilities to recover costs.

N/A N/A
Access Project
Objective

The project’s objective is to improve access to reliable electricity among Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in markets and economic enclaves in urban and peri-urban areas overlapping with those regions targeted by the commercial and technical loss reduction investments of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Operational Turnaround Project. The project is expected to increase the number of new connections in targeted areas by improving the distribution systems and reducing barriers to obtaining legal connections, thereby contributing to increased productivity in markets and economic enclaves.

Not yet available Not yet available
Northern Electric Distribution Company Financial and Operational Turnaround Project
Objective

The project’s objective was to develop NEDCo into a utility that would contribute to economic growth in the northern region of Ghana by improving its ability to recover costs and provide service to customers in a timely and effective manner. The planned intervention to achieve this objective was to introduce Private Sector Participation (PSP) in the form of a management contract. As the PSP did not proceed, the project was ultimately cancelled although funding was spent for design of some infrastructure activities before it was cancelled.

N/A N/A
Electricity Company of Ghana Financial and Operational Turnaround Project
Objective

The project’s objective is to improve the quality and reliability of electricity through reduced outages and reduced aggregate technical losses. The project expects to achieve this objective through infrastructure investments designed to reduce losses and improve service quality.

Through the introduction of Private Sector Participation (PSP) in the management of ECG, the project originally aimed to improve cost-effective service delivery by ECG, reduce aggregate commercial and collection losses, and ensure ECG can serve as a creditworthy and credible off-taker under power purchase agreements. Since the Government of Ghana terminated the PSP these additional objectives will not be fully achieved.

4,800,000 $143,300,000