Assessment of optimal pathways for power generation system in Ghana

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Albert, K. Awopone
Ahmed, F. Zobaa
Walter, Banuenumah
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Cogent Engineering
: This study applied the Open Source Energy Modelling System (OSeMOSYS), an optimisation model for long term energy planning, which is integrated in Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) to develop optimal generation pathways and dispatch scheduling of selected generating technologies for power generation in Ghana. Simulating conventional and non-conventional energy technologies, the study examines the technological, economic and environmental implications of re newable energy policies from 2010 to 2040. Sensitivity analyses were undertaken to determine the effect of varied development in non-conventional renewable energy technologies investment cost as well as fuel prices. The findings suggest that, with a comprehensive implementation of energy efficiency and other strategies, renewable energy technologies can contribute more than 70% of the generation requirement in Ghana by 2040. This will result in significant economic and environmental ben efits as well as sustainability of the energy sector.
Awopone, A. K., Zobaa, A. F., & Banuenumah, W. (2017). Assessment of optimal pathways for power generation system in Ghana. Cogent Engineering, 4(1), 1314065.