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Smart grid: An assessment of opportunities and challenges in its deployment in the ghana power system

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3 Author(s)
Norbert Anku ; Engineering Department, Ghana Grid Company Limited, Ghana, P.O. Box CS 7979, Tema, Ghana ; Julius Abayatcye ; Samuel Oguah

The concept of Smart Grid have in recent times being introduced around the world to make the grid smarter and more intelligent. Modernization of the grid will help with the integration of renewable energy resources, improve supply of reliable power, promote energy efficiency etc. The current status of the grid in Ghana is being studied. The potential, opportunities and challenges of Smart Grid deployment in Ghana are analyzed. The paper reviews Smart Grid technologies, the state of Ghana with regards to Smart grids, the opportunities and benefits. Furthermore, the paper discusses challenges and recommendations to address these challenges.

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Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2013 IEEE PES

Date of Conference:

24-27 Feb. 2013