• Remarks by the Minister of Energy; Hon. Boakye Agyarko
  • Remarks by the Minister of Finance; Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta



Energy Planning for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction


1. Power Supply: Meeting the long, medium and short term demands  

Facilitator: Mr. Kweku Awortwi


    • Power Supply:  Long, medium and short term demands

William Amuna (Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Grid Company Ltd., Ghana)

    • Creating an effective power export market:  The challenge of competitive tariff in the sub regional context

ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority

    • Energy requirements for a competitive  integrated aluminium industry

David Ofosu Dorte (Senior Partner, AB & David Law, Ghana)

    • Power value chain investment opportunities

 William Sam Appiah (Former Director, Generation and Transmission, Ministry of Energy, Ghana)

2. Debt Overhang: Curing debt permanently

Facilitator:   Mr. Kwame Pianim (Former Chairman, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission)


    • Energy Sector Indebtedness: Financial intermediation measures to ensure private sector participation

Dr. Alfred Ofosu-Ahenkorah (Executive Secretary, Energy Commission, Ghana)

    • Options for removing the debt overhang in the Energy Sector

Alhassan Andani (Stanbic Bank, Ghana)

    • Restructuring Energy Sector debt and sustaining a financially healthy sector

The World Bank Group

       3.  Investment opportunities in the Petroleum Subsector

Facilitator:  Dr. Mohammed Amin Anta (Deputy Minister, Petroleum, Ministry of Energy, Ghana)


    • Making Ghana a Petroleum hub. What does it take?

 Jake Amuah (Technical Director, National Petroleum Authority, Ghana)

    • Maximising indigenous participation in the upstream

Theo Ahwireng (Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum Commission, Ghana)

    • Investment opportunities in the gas value chain 

Dr.  Ben Asante (Chief Executive Officer, Ghana National Gas Company Ltd.)

    • Clean cooking solutions: Woodfuels vrs. LPG

Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin (ABANTU for Development, Ghana)

   4. Institutional alignment of the Energy Sector for improved performance

Facilitator:  (African Development Bank)

    • Energy Regulation: Priorities and objectives

The World Bank

                             Ishmael Edjekumhene
                             Energy Commission
                             National Petroleum Authority
                             Public Utilities Regulatory Commission
                             Petroleum Commission

     5. Optimising renewables in Ghana’s Energy mix

Facilitator:  Professor  Fred Akuffo (Chief Executive Officer, Aeko Solar Enterprise,  Ghana)


    • Removing barriers for investment in renewable energy: Technical, Financial

Stefan Behrle (GIZ)

    • Waste to energy: Issues and challenges

Nana Osei  Mainoo (Chief Executive Officer, Correct Engineering Group)

      • Accelerating rural electrification with renewables in off grid communities   

Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo (Director Renewable and Alternative Energy, Ministry of Energy, Ghana)