Ghana-Burkina Faso Power Interconnection

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The 225 kV Bolgatanga (Ghana) – Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Interconnection project is a trans-boundary electric power transmission line to emanate from Bolgatanga in Ghana to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. It involves the construction of approximately 200 kilometer-long simple circuit transmission line to export energy generated in Ghana at the lower cost to Burkina Faso, a landlocked Sahelian country.

Project financing

The total cost of the interconnection project is estimated at USD $100m and will be financed by the World Bank: USD 32,5 million; the European Investment Bank: USD 33,1 million; Agence Francaise de Developpement: USD 30 million and the governments of Ghana and Burkina: USD 5.1 million.

Impact

The Project will create jobs during the construction and operations and will create up to more than 300 jobs for both skilled and unskilled staff. The project is also expected to contribute to providing vital electrical power infrastructure and will significantly support the development of the Ghanaian economy and stimulate industrialization in Ghana and the West African sub-region.