Ghana Power Compact project
The U.S.-based Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Ghana (GoG), through the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), 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

SMEC was first appointed by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) in 2017 to provide engineering design, project management supervision and technical expertise. The Power Compact was completed over a five-year program involving multiple stakeholders in the Power and Energy Sector. New energy standards and reduced energy consumption have created momentum towards inclusive and sustainable economic growth that will continue long after the compact ends.

SMEC engineer Munesu Dizamuhupe added, “The Power Compact was initiated to help the power sector in Ghana resolve technical losses in the transmission system and non-technical losses like power theft. Most of the projects we implemented were all tailor-made to solve these solutions. In terms of solving non-technical losses, there were two things that we put in—a geographical system and meter management system.”

Completed infrastructure projects include:

  • Kasoa and Pokuase Bulk Supply Points and associated Interconnecting lines
  • Low Voltage Feeder Bifurcation and network improvement for 5 Districts within Accra
  • High Voltage Distribution System and Security Lighting for 10 markets within Accra and Tamale
  • Installation of Meter Management Systems (MMS)
  • Implementation of Utility Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • AC Test Building and with installed Refrigerator Test Laboratory,
  • Primary Substation and Interconnecting Circuit at the University of Ghana and Kanda.


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