Ghana’s southern power distribution company, Electricity Company of Ghana has begun a six hour load shedding management exercise across its operational areas in the West African nation effective Thursday night.
According to a timetable released and copied energynewsafrica.com, some areas in Accra, capital of Ghana, Tema, Eastern, Ashanti, Western, Central, and Volta Regions will experience power cuts from 6pm to 11pm from Thursday, March 30 to Friday, April 7, 2023.
The load shedding management exercise follows the shut down of Atuabo Gas Processing Plant operated by Ghana National Gas Company for mandatory maintenance.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Energy, said the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant was shut down on March 25, 2023.
“The shutdown will affect gas supply to some power plants and will ultimately result in interruptions of power supply to some consumers,” the statement issued by the Ministry said.
A statement jointly issued by Ghana Grid Company Limited GRIDCo and ECG on Thursday said the shut down of the gas plant will result in approximately 150 megawatts of power generation shortfall.
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