Dumsor Blues: Power Barge in Ivory Coast

Dumsor Blues: Power Barge in Ivory Coast

The power barge to augment Ghana’s electricity supply situation is reported to have arrived in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

The power barge is expected to finally dock in Ghana on November 27.

The 225 megawatts power plant would be towed into Ghana by tugboats in the course of the week. It is expected to add 225 megawatts of electricity to Ghana’s current stock.

It would take about two weeks for the barge to be connected to the national grid upon its arrival.

READ ALSO: Esoko Report Reveals Varied Food Price Changes In November

Meanwhile government has also instructed Kar-Powership to increase the capacity of the second barge from the initial 225 megawatts to 400 megawatts. This means Ghana expects an increase from the initial 450 megawatts to 625 megawatts.

The second barge is expected to be delivered by the end of the first quarter of 2016.

The power barges were originally scheduled to dock at Tema Port in the first quarter of this year. It was rescheduled to September 2015, but government failed to meet the first two timelines for the arrival of the barges.

 

Related news

14 reasons why most Ghanaians will remain poor for the rest of their lives

14 reasons why most Ghanaians will remain poor for the rest of their lives

14 reasons why most Ghanaians will remain poor for the rest of their lives