Business News of 2014-06-16

GRIDCo: Turn off appliances to save energy during WC

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) is urging the general public to switch off high energy consuming appliances so as to help conserve energy during the World Cup period.

Such appliances include air conditions, deep freezers, as well as non-essential lights, a statement signed by the Head of Public Relations at GRIDCo, Mr Albert Quainoo said.

According to the statement, public compliance to this appeal will make available an estimated 100MW of electricity for many more people to watch the football matches during the evenings with minimum load shedding.

It said on-going repair and maintenance works on some of the VRA and TICo thermal generators at Aboadze have resulted in the shortfall in power supply to consumers.

“Given the generation constraints and the general public interest in the world cup matches, we all need to strive to conserve energy to keep the power system efficient,” the statement said.

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