ECG shed 200MW of load - ACEP

ECG shed 200MW of load - ACEP

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has released a document that suggest that the Electricity Company of Ghana is shedding over 200 megawatts of power following the shutdown of the Asogli, Sunom and Siemen thermal units.

According to ACEP, Nigeria Gas (N-Gas) has suspended gas supply to Ghana over the Volta River Authority’s indebtedness to it.

Speaking to Accra based TV3, head of policy unit at ACEP, Dr Ishmael Ackah said the VRA’s debt is to the tune of 180 million dollars.

He also opined that the development means ECG have to knock off 200 megawatts from the national grid.

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Dr Ackah further indicated that the current supply by VRA is 1473MW while demand is around 1708MW.

"So we have 220MW deficit so ECG is shedding load of about 200MW today. So any shortage in fuel or plant maintenance or any other shock to the supply system means that we may have to shed load. It may not be as worse as 2015 but there is still some impact we are feeling,” he said.

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