the Energy Commission. The contingent valuation method would be used inthe environmental cost analysis survey.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Ghana is suffering from serious energy shortage for the decade as a result of serious draught in South Saharan Africa and the dramatic increase inpopulation which leads to increase in annual growth of electricity demand.The conventional hydro-power plant which is the main reliable power generating plant is now generating only about 65% of the country’s electricitydemand which is about 70% of its generation capacity. Although, there arenumber of thermal electricity generation plants which produce a total of 550MW representing 32 percent of the current electricity supply and the106MW Mini Hydro supporting the national grid, but their capacity do not meetthe national demand due the following constraints; poor availability, high fuelprice and the environmental constraint. This power shortage has resulted aserious power rational for the period of decade and consequently led to theclosure of some heavy industries in Tema which has significantly affected theeconomy of Ghana. However, Tema has a considerably amount of windenergy potential. Therefore, the main aims and objectives of this project is toutilised the potential wind energy at Tema to generate a 40 MW electricitypower to support the medium voltage side of the electricity network at Tema.The project aims at supplying power to the residential and light commercialnetwork in the Tema Municipality, in order to divert more of the power supplyby the conventional hydro power plant to the heavy industrial network whichhas the highest demand.