ELECTRICITY ACCESS AND CONSUMPTION IN GHANA
- Samuel Osei-Gyebi
- ( paper pages. 331 - 346 )
The importance of electricity infrastructure has encouraged
countries to improve their access and enhance their consumption.
Ghana has made a lot of improvements in expanding its electricity
infrastructure. Yet, the actual effect of increasing electricity access
on electricity consumption in Ghana is unknown. This study
employed a vector error correction model to estimate the effect of
electricity access on electricity consumption using data from 1990
to 2020. Results show that a one percent increase in the access rate
of electricity increases its consumption by 10.46 kWh per capita and
61.02 kWh per capita in the short-run and long run respectively.
Factors such as national income, population, and human
development index (HDI) were also found to increase electricity
consumption in Ghana. The recommendation is that lingering
lapses in the country’s electricity infrastructure must be resolved to
make the increased access more profitable.
"ELECTRICITY ACCESS AND CONSUMPTION IN GHANA"
The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies,
64 (3): 331 - 346.
C13, E21, Q41