The Kpone thermal plant is expected to add 110 megawatts of power to the national grid by December this year.
This was revealed when the Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor toured the power enclave at Kpone to ascertain the level of work done so far with journalists Wednesday.
Project manager of the Kpone Power Plant, Francis Agbenyo told the media that the two units will start a 24 hour trial operation soon.
According to him the second phase of the project will be completed by February 2016 and would also add an extra 210 Megawatts of power to the grid.
“We would be adding a steam component to the plant which would further increase the capacity to 330 MW,” Mr. Agbenyo said.
The plant manager of the Kpone plant, Francis Agbenyo further added that “when completed, the entire kpone plant would generate about 700 megawatts. Financing is being worked on and when we’re done with the current one, we would start the next phase.”
Government has promised to increase Ghana’s electricity generation capacity to 5,000 Megawatts.