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Volta River Authority

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The Volta River Authority (VRA) is the main generator and supplier of electricity in Ghana.

The VRA was established by the Volta River Development Act, Act 46 of the Republic of Ghana on April 26, 1961.

The main purpose of the VRA is to generate and supply electricity for Ghana's needs. It is also responsible for managing the environmental impact of the creation of the Volta Lake on the towns and people bordering the lake.

The VRA maintains a national energy supply grid and although it started with hydroelectric power, it is now branching into other types of energy such as thermal energy. The company represents Ghana in the West African Power Pool.

Power generation

Akosombo Hydroelectric Project

Kpong Dam

Takoradi Power Station

Navrongo Solar Power Plant

Tema Power Station

Kpone Power Station

Other projects


Health services

Environmental and Resettlement activities

Subsidiary companies

Volta Hotel

Volta Lake Transport Company (VLTC)

Kpong Farms

Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo)

VRA Property Holding Company (VRA PROPCo)

VRA Health Services Limited

VRA Schools