Ghana is in the process of selecting a firm to build its first nuclear power plant by December 2024. Candidate firms include EDF from France, NuScale Power, Regnum Technology Group from the US, China National Nuclear Corporation, Kepco and Korea Hydro Nuclear Power Corporation from South Korea, and Rosatom from Russia.

The initiative, which originated in the 1960s, gained momentum in 2006 with support from the International Atomic Energy Association. Ghana has a suitable site for the facility and prefers an ownership arrangement that includes provisions for local ownership.

Ghana intends to integrate approximately 1,000 MW of nuclear energy into its power grid by 2034 to mitigate electricity shortages. Presently, the country has an installed capacity of 5,454 MW, with 4,483 MW available for consumption, as per data from its energy regulatory authority.

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