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Management of Key Power Sector Development Program

Our Role

SMEC is acting as Program Management Consultant (PMC) on the Compact Goal, an extensive power sector development program that aims to reduce poverty through sustainable economic growth in Ghana. SMEC’s role involves project management, procurement planning and support, supervision of works and project oversight for additional construction projects.

Project Overview

Unreliable electricity supply and insufficient access to electricity have been identified as key challenges to the growth of Ghana’s national economy. These are largely due to challenges in the sector governance and regulatory framework, insufficient power generation to meet growing demand, transmission capacity constraints, and most importantly a constrained and inefficient distribution system.

The Compact program seeks to address these challenges by creating an enabling environment for private investment in additional generation, enhancing the governance and regulatory environment of the Power Sector; and strengthening the corporate governance, operational efficiency and financial viability of the power distribution utilities.

The project involves three components:

1. Commercial and technical loss reduction as well as utility modernisation activities for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

2. Providing access to electricity services to customers in the Enclave Industrial Parks.

3. Releasing power capacity to the grid and improving operational reserve.

SMEC is responsible for:

  • Supporting MiDA in related procurement processes, including preparation of bidding documents, responses to requests for clarification, contract negotiations, etc.
  • Working closely with other third-party consultants engaged by MiDA to ensure that all relevant components of the Compact Program are delivered on schedule and on budget.
  • Modernising utility operations
  • Tamale service area improvement
  • Commercial development
  • Project management.
Technical Area:
Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)

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