Load shedding to minimize as Ghana Gas completes tie-in of gas pipelines

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Dr Benjamin K. D Asante, CEO of Ghana Gas

The power outages being experienced in some parts of the country is expected to ease in the coming days.

This is because of the completion of tie-in of gas pipelines connecting Takoradi and Tema.

The country lost about 300MW of power due to the shut down of Atuabo Gas Processing Plant for mandatory maintenance works.

Speaking to journalists on the progress of work on Thursday [April 11, 2019], the Head of Communications at the Ghana Gas Company, Ernest Owusu Bempah maintains that the situation should normalize soon.

“As at Monday [April 8, 2019], we were producing about 110 million standard cubic feet (mmscf) of gas which was giving us 600megawatts of electricity. Today [Thursday] the engineers are informing that we are producing about 130 which should give us almost 680 to 700 megawatts of electricity which is key,” he explained.

The disclosure by the Ghana Gas company limited comes about twenty-four hours ahead of the scheduled date for completion of the tie-in process of gas pipelines from Takoradi and Tema.

The move which required a mandatory shut down of the gas processing facility, impacted the supply of power to some parts of the country.

It also followed an earlier assurance by the Energy Ministry that the power situation should be corrected a week earlier.

Mr. Owusu Bempah also mentioned that there has .”

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