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No 'dumsor' despite Bui plant shutdown – Fred Oware

The Chief Executive Officer of Bui Power Authority (BPA) Mr Fred Oware has allayed the fears of the public of a possible power crisis due to a planned maintenance work on one of the hydro dam’s power generating plants.

The engineers have shut down and dismantled one of the three units to fix some recurrent faults.

The authority requires $4.6 million to complete the works that will return the hydro power dam to its full power generation capacity of 400 megawatts.

This has raised fears that a further delay of the $4.6 million will lead to a possible power crisis in the country.

But speaking to Valentina Ofori-Afriyie on 505 on Class91.3FM on Monday, 17 June 2019, Mr Oware said there will not be any power crisis in the country.

He said: “Now, because of this arrangement, one might suspect that because we’ve shut down one plant we cannot generate what is expected of us. As a matter of fact, we are just about mid-year but we’ve already done more than 60 per cent of our annual requirement, so, we are actually in surplus.

“My personal conviction is that we’ll be able to do more than the 60 which has been allocated for us for this year in spite of the plant shutdown at each point in time throughout the rest of the year. We’ll also be able to generate our annual demand that has been placed on us so there shouldn’t be any fear of power crisis.”

Source: Class FM

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