General News of Tue, 24 Nov 201566
‘Dumsor’ to worsen – Power Ministry
Ministry of Power has served notice the “current increase in the quantum of load shedding” will linger on for a while because the Ghana National Gas Company’s plant at Atuabo has been shut down.
According to a statement from the Ministry, the shutdown has become imperative to “enable the African Middle East Investment (AMERI) Power Plant to be connected onto the gas supply system of Ghana Gas.”
“The AMERI Plant at Aboadze currently being installed, is expected to generate additional 250 MW into the National Interconnected Transmission Systems (NITS) when fully commissioned,” the statement signed by the ministry’s spokesperson Kweku Sersah-Johnson added.
It noted: “Engineers of both the Ghana National Gas Company Ltd (Ghana Gas) and AMERI are working round the clock to complete the connection of the gas line and to ameliorate the recent further decline in power supply in the country.”
“The public is kindly requested to bear with the situation as the gas line connection is expected to be completed soon.”