Review of EIA scoping report for coal fired power plant in Ghana
The NCEA reviewed a scoping report for an EIA that is prepared to support the Ghanaian government’s decision-making on a coal fired power plant. The plant is to be developed by Shenzen Energy (China) and by the Ghanaian Volta River Authority. At this stage the Ghanaian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided on the necessary content of the EIA, and the NCEA’s review contributed to this process.
The NCEA stressed the importance to review the proposed technology choices 1) in light of Ghana’s energy and climate policies and 2) given the wide availability of cleaner technology to produce electricity.