USAID ENERGY SECTOR GOVERNANCE GRANT IN GHANA

Resource Center for Energy Economics and Regulation (RCEER):
Activities and Milestones

First Edition of the Guide to Electric Power in Ghana

The RCEER team has completed the first edition of the Guide to Electric Power in Ghana. Modeled after the CEE's "Guide to Electric Power in Texas," the Guide will serve as a comprehensive source for basic information about the electric power in the sector. The RCEER will continue to update and refine the Guide. on July 13, 2005 the RCEER held an educational seminar on the Electric Power Industry in Ghana... more

Ghanaian Partners Attend New Era
Two colleagues from Ghana, closely involved in the work of the RCEER attended CEE's program "New Era in Oil, Gas & Power Value Creation." more



RCEER Develops Energy Economics Courses for Students and Professionals in Ghana
A 12-week course syllabus on Energy Value Chain Economics and Regulation, to be taught at the University of Ghana, and a short workshop program for professionals were developed by RCEER staff... more


RCEER Develops a Ghana Energy Database
The database currently includes: petroleum products consumption (1990-2003); petroleum products production; import and export (2000-2003), monthly electricity generation (by power plant), sales, export, import (2002-2003); electricity supply and demand balance (by fuel and consumer segment, 2000-2003). The database will be continuously updated and formatted for most efficient use.


RCEER Undertakes a Study for the Ministry of Energy
The Ministry of Energy of Ghana commissioned RCEER to study socioeconomic impacts of petroleum deregulation in Ghana. The study was completed in a very short period of time but to satisfaction of the Ministry... more


Natural Gas Primer
RCEER completed the first draft of a natural gas primer in March 2005. The primer will be used in outreach activities to educate different groups of stakeholders (businesses, heavy industries, journalists, etc.)...more


Resource Center for Energy Economics & Regulation (RCEER) at ISSER Launched

After a few months of productive work of the USAID grant partners, the Resource Center for Energy Economics and Regulation has been launched at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana at Legon (ISSER). A kick-off meeting of the Resource Center was held on September 24, 2004 in Accra and attended by a large group of representatives from the Ghanaian energy sector...more


Counterparts from Ghana Visit of CEE in the U.S.
The CEE has hosted four counterparts from Ghana in Houston, TX during the period of May 16 - June 1, 2004: Mr. Stephen Adu, Commissioner and Executive Secretary, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) of Ghana; Ms. Ama Jantuah Banful, Chief State Attorney, Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General Department; Dr. Felix Asante, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana at Legon; Mr. Ishmael Edjekumhene, Projects Manager, Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE). Their program in Houston included attendance of the "New Era in Oil, Gas & Power Value Creation" program as well as working meetings with the CEE staff on the future "Resource Center" framework...more


Initiation of Grant Activities - Background Info and Trip of CEE to Ghana
In 2003, the Applied Research Team of IELE (now known as the Center for Energy Economics) won the Energy Sector Governance Program Grant of the U.S. Agency for International Development with its proposal to create a “Smart Development” initiative through its annual training program, New Era in Oil, Gas & Power Value Creation... more

The grant activities started in March 2004, IELE senior staff visited Ghana to meet with potential counterparts and conduct discussions on the implementation of the project. Meetings have been held with a number of stakeholders...more


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RCEER Media Hightlights

Low pricing, cause of utilities cash problems, by S. Effah, The Ghanaian Times, July 15, 2005

ISSER hosts Center for Energy Economics and Regulations, by by J. Adabre, Public Agenda, June 24, 2005

A skeptical use of natural gas as an alternative , Public Agenda, May 20, 2005, Ghana

Ghana to tap into W.A. pipeline in 2006, by W. Y. Owusu, The Ghanaian Times, April 30, 2005

Rumpus over fuel prices: Increases not pro-poor but gov't has no option, by J. Adabre, Public Agenda, April 11, 2005

TOR's capacity to go up, by D. Nkrumah, Daily Graphic, September 25, 2004

 

RCEER Kick-off Meeting Photos
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