The Ministry of Energy has organized a fact finding trip, to Takoradi in the Western Region with some selected journalists for them to see the ongoing Takoradi -Tema Interconnectivity Gas Project as well as some other projects in the western power enclave.
The trip to the project sites follows the shut down of Atuabo Gas Processing Plant for tie-in works for 12 days, which has resulted in a loss of about 300MW of power from the national grid.
The completion of the tie-in works would pave way for reverse flow of gas from Ghana Gas to Tema.
Critics of the government say the recent power outages are as a result of government’s inability to honour its financial obligation to the Independent Power Producers(IPPs), hence the IPPs inability to procure fuel to keep the plants running.
The sector Minister John-Peter Amewu, who led officials of the Ministry first visited the Amandi power at Aboadze, where 192MW power plant is under construction.
They also visited Takoradi Regulating and Metering Station, where the tie-in works is ongoing and also the Western Naval Base, where preparation work is underway for the relocation of Karpowership.
The team included deputy minister of power Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo, CEO of Ghana Gas Company Dr Ben Asante, CEO of GRIDCo Jonathan Amoako-Baah and CEO of VRA Emmanuel Antwi Darkwa.
Hon. John-Peter Amewu who expressed satisfaction about the progress of work noted that the completion of the tie in would ensure stability in power supply.
CEO of Ghana Gas Dr Ben Asante in a group picture with ENI Engineers
Boaz Lavi, General Manager of Amandi Power
CEO of Ghana Gas, Dr Ben Asante
This is where Karpowership will be situated