- The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) will soon release a load-shedding timetable, the energy ministry has announced
- The ministry explained that the timetable has become necessary because of a planned shutdown of the Atuabo Gas plant for maintenance
- The shutdown will interrupt the supply of gas to power plants and subsequently affect the power generated to consumers
- The energy ministry has announced that it will get more gas from Nigeria to mitigate the interruption that the Atuabo Gas supply will bring
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Ghana's power distribution company Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) will soon release a dumsor schedule (or load shedding timetable) to reflect the anticipated interruption of the supply of electricity across the country.
The interruption in electricity supply, according to the Ministry of Energy, would come about because the Ghana Gas Company will shut down its Atuabo Gas Processing Plant for maintenance for two weeks.
"The shutdown will affect gas supply to some power plants and will ultimately result in interruption of power supply to some consumers. In the circumstance, the ECG will shortly release a schedule to this effect," the statement from the energy ministry dated March 29, 2023 said.
The release said to mitigate the interruption in gas to processing plants and subsequently an interruption in power supply, the ministry said it will turn to Nigeria to get more gas.
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The ministry says the Atuabo Gas maintenance is consistent with its 'dumsiesie' policy that ensures reliable power supply through robust and necessary maintenance activities.
"The Ministry wishes to assure the general public that the Ministry is actively working with all stakeholders to ensure that any adverse effects of this exercise is mitigated,” the statement stressed.
The ministry did not, however, specify when the ECG will release the dumsor timetable.
Police barracks disconnected by ECG over illegal connection
The ECG was, therefore, compelled to disconnect power to the facility and explained that the power will be restored after bills covering at least 12 months and a reconnection fee has been paid.
The ECG task force that detected the illegal connection at one of the barracks of the law enforcement agency was on rounds chasing consumers for unpaid power debts.
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