Following efforts to put an end to the power crisis (dumsor) in the country, Government is reported to have taken delivery of 400,000 barrels of light crude oil to power the country's thermal plants. The deputy power minister, John Jinapor has confirmed.
John Jinapor reveals that the crude oil, when treated, will add about 450 megawatts of power to the installed capacity and that it would take a week for the crude oil to be treated for the servicing of three thermal plants at Aboadze.
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"The major challenge that is been confronting us for days now is being the lack of fuel within the Aboadze thermal enclave. This is because fuel we had established LC for and was expecting on the 23d, the suppliers couldn't deliver the fuel arising from militant attacks in Nigeria. Five terminals were blown in Nigeria," he explained.
So far, Ghana is currently shedding 200 megawatts of power but the crude oil will now supply 450 megawatts which means "all things being equal, there will be no dumsor" he promised.