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A brighter future for Ghana’s electricity supply sector


Ghana Power Compact project



The U.S.-based Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Government of Ghana, through the Millennium Development Authority, are implementing an extensive power sector development program that aims to reduce poverty through sustainable economic growth in Ghana.

Ghana’s electricity supply has been identified as a critical sector requiring major reinforcement and expansion. Challenges in transmission capacity constraints as well as constrained and inefficient distribution systems mean that much of the country experiences unreliable or insufficient access to electricity. Several projects are being implemented under the Power Compact program to modernise utility operations, upgrade infrastructure, limit technical and commercial losses and reduce outage.

A reliable partner

In the role of Project Management Consultant, SMEC’s Power and Energy teams have been supporting the Power Compact program for four years.

During 2020, a significant milestone was reached with the completion of the design phase.

With inputs from SMEC specialists around the globe, design for the following projects was completed and we have now commenced construction.

  • Design of Pokuase AIS BSP Substation with total 330/33 kV transformation capacity of 580MVA and 33/11kV transformation capacity of 78 MVA
  • design of Kasoa GIS BSP Substation with total 161/33kV Transformation capacity of 435 MVA
  • design of Total Circuit length of 33 kV Overhead and underground cable of 50 km
  • design of Total Circuit length of 11 kV Overhead and underground cable of 35 km
  • design of 161 kV circuit length of 0.75 km
  • design of Kanda and Ghana Teaching Hospital Primary Substations with total 33/11 kV transformation capacity of 130 MVA,
  • A meter Management System with a capacity to supervise 3 million smart meters.