Ghana’s GRIDCo receives EUR9.7 million grant to upgrade interconnection with Burkina Faso

The European Union (EU), through the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), has approved additional financial support of EUR9.7 million in the form of a grant to Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) for upgrading Ghana’s section under the Ghana– Burkina Faso grid interconnection. …

The 330 kV interconnection line is expected to increase electricity access in Northern Ghana and export power to Burkina Faso. The grant will be utilised for the upgradation of 18-km-long, 161 kV transmission line between the Ahodwo and Anwomaso substations in Ghana, and will also support power transfer capacity from a 330 kV line from Kumasi (Ghana) to Bolgatanga (Burkina Faso). The 330 kV interconnection project was initially financed with a $174 million loan from AFD to GRIDCo and a technical assistance grant of EUR4.8 million from the EU.

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