Ghana: GRIDCo, ECG Hint Of Load-Shedding Due To Reduction In Power Generation


Ghana’s power transmission company (GRIDCo) and the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) have confirmed that the reduction in gas supply from Nigeria has reduced power generation in the West African nation.

In a joint statement issued on Thursday night, the two entities revealed that the development has already caused power supply interruptions in the country since Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

This portal reported on Wednesday that the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) had announced a drop in volume of gas available for transportation to customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana.

The company said this is due to ongoing maintenance works by one of its gas producers in Nigeria.

“One of the producers of the natural gas WAPCo transports from Nigeria has shut down its facility for a three-week maintenance, resulting in a decrease of gas available for WAPCo to transport to customers in Togo, Benin and Ghana,”  the company explained in a statement copied to said.

According to GRIDCo and ECG, the maintenance could result in load management over the period.

The duo, however, assured the public that it is collaborating with other stakeholders in the power value chain to optimise available resources to ensure minimal impact of the reduction in gas supply on customers.

Ghana relies on natural gas from Nigeria and domestic natural gas from Ghana Natural Gas Company to power most of the thermal power plants owned by VRA and Independent Power Generators.