Published 9 April 2021
The objective of this paper is to examine the regulatory and policy issues impeding integra-tion targets in Ghanaian renewable energy sector. The Ghanaian government has set renew-able energy integration targets for the country by aiming to attain a 10% integration rate in the national total electricity generation mix by the end of 2020. It also aims achieve a 30% penetration of rural electrification via renewable energy technologies by 2020. In 2019, the Ghanaian government revised its 10% integration target from 2020 to 2030; seeking to achieve a generation capacity of 1363.63 MW from renewable energy sources by 2030. To help utilised the nation's renewable energy sources to produce electricity in a sustainable manner, the nation's Renewable Energy Act, 2011 establishes a set of regulatory rules in bid to help achieve the country's integration target of 10%. An examination of the policy direc-tions and regulatory measures for renewable energy however suggests that significant regu-latory and policy issues have impeded the achievement of the renewable energy integration target and, without necessary changes to both policy and regulatory approaches, will con-tinue to do so even though the nation has shifted the target goalpost from 2020 to 2030.