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Ghana

What data is expected?

A selection of infrastructural information, focussing on energy provision and water consumption.

  • Electricity consumption
  • Power stations and electric capacity
  • Electricity transmission networks (geographic position)
  • Power outages
  • Prices
  • Water consumption/per capita
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No Data was published 2017, but contained data from 2016. We need data from May 2017 onwards
In an open and machine-readable format
location http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - This is the report giving details of energy consumption and production in Ghana between 2007 and 2016., http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - Energy prices, http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - Power outages Provided as part of energy reliability index: , http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - Power stations and capacity, http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - Energy Commission report from 2017: Total electricity consumed, and consumption by sector: , http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/docfiles/publications/2013 - National power consumption provided by Statistical yearbook (2013). Data is produced by Volta River Authority. See here, page 85:
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I search for the respective data dimensions specified for this survey. Regarding electricity data, the Energy Commission website was the top hit. I explored the website to locate the relevant data.
characteristics Electricity consumption, Power stations and electric capacity, Power outages, Prices
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Energy comission of Ghana, Volta River Authority (VRA), BUI Power Authority (BPA), Ghana Water company Ministry of Energy (MoE) The MoE is in charge of formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies, programmes, and projects in the energy sector, such as the National Electrification Scheme, which aims to extend electricity supply to all parts of the country, as well as providing support for research and development in the field of renewable energy. http://www.energymin.gov.gh/ Energy comission of Ghana The Energy Commission is required by law to regulate and manage the development and utilization of energy resources in Ghana as well as to provide the legal,regulatory and supervisory framework for all providers of energy in the country, specifically by granting licenses for the transmission, wholesale, supply, distribution and sale of electricity and natural gas and related matters. One of its goals is “To secure a comprehensive database for national decision making for the efficient development and utilization of energy resource” Source: http://www.energycom.gov.gh/about/mandate-and-functions” National Petroleum Authority (NPA) The NPA has the task of licensing operators in the petroleum sector, and setting and enforcing technical standards. It is also in charge of exploration development and oil and gas production, and sets the prices of biofuel and biofuel blends. http://npa.gov.gh/ Volta River Authority (VRA), BUI Power Authority (BPA) VRA and BPA own and operate hydro and thermal plants and supply the generated electricity to transmission and distribution companies for industrial, commercial and domestic use. http://www.vra.com/ http://www.buipower.com/ Ghana Water company Produces statistics of water production that it then shares with Ghana’s statistical office, see here:http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/docfiles/publications/2013%20STATISTICAL%20YEARBOOK_website.pdf

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Data location   http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - This is the report giving details of energy consumption and production in Ghana between 2007 and 2016.
   http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - Energy prices
   http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - Power outages Provided as part of energy reliability index:
   http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - Power stations and capacity
   http://energycom.gov.gh/files/ENERGY_STATISTICS_2017.pd - Energy Commission report from 2017: Total electricity consumed, and consumption by sector:
   http://www.statsghana.gov.gh/docfiles/publications/2013 - National power consumption provided by Statistical yearbook (2013). Data is produced by Volta River Authority. See here, page 85:
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Aug 02 2018 13:25:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)