Backstopping for the “Ghana Electricity

               Sector Support Project” within the

               framework of the 3rd phase of the Ghana

               Energy Development and Access Program

              (GEDAP III)

SECO has committed to the 3rd phase of GEDAP a USD 21 million grant covering the period 2015-2019. The Project aims at improving the operations and financial situation of the utilities (ECG, NEDCo) through A) institutional strengthening measures, B) increasing access to electricity via capital investments in electricity distribution infrastructure, and C) supporting the RE sector and promoting EE measures.



Project Period:

April 2015 – March 2020

Services Provided:

Backstopping & Technical Advice

assistance in project planning, institutional strengthening of electricity utilities, extension of distribution infrastructure, support of renewables (RE) and promoting energy efficiency (EE) measures

Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Deputy Team leader and RE expert: Dr. Hedi Feibel; RE and hydropower expert: Martin Bölli; J. Bani: legal expert; B. Jargstorf: wind specialist; W. Siemers: RE and biomass expert; B. Oettli: energy efficiency expert, M. Watzal: financial/economic expert

Name of Client:

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO,

Economic Cooperation and Development

Name of Partner Organisation(s):

Intec GOPA-International Energy Consultants GmbH

Description of the Project:

Services provided by Skat: in-depth hydrological analysis based on available hydrological data and studies, data evaluation, establishment of rating curves, duration curves and calculation of residual flow.

Objective: plausibility check of available studies and evaluation of available data and risk assessment as a basis for the planning and design of the 10 MW hydropower system Prell

Activities: overview on and assessment of the various available hydrological studies, assessment of reliability of data for 2 gauging stations, establishment of flow duration curves, risk assessment, calculation of residual flow

Results: reliable hydrological study with risk assessment and determination of residual flow as a sound basis for the planning and detailed design of the 10 MW hydropower system of Prell