Published 9 April 2021
Ghana is one of the few sub-Saharan African countries with a high rate of electricity access of 82.5%. However, the last decade has proven that the power demand has disproportionally been met by the supply side owing to several factors, including lack of diversity in power supply and generally, low level of investment in the energy sector. Using a desktop review approach, we reviewed the Government of Ghana energy policy documents and related governmental agencies, including the Energy Commission, Ghana Statistical Service; International energy-related agencies such as the International Energy Agency and other related web searches. We found that traditional sources of power generation have been those from Hydro and much recently thermal, with little contribution from renewable energy. The result of this phenomenon has caused perennial shortfalls threatening the security of supply. The Government’s response has been a knee-jerk reaction to mitigate the problem. The study concludes with some policy implications for the development of renewable energy sector in Ghana to move the country on the path of industrialization.