GRIDCo, ECG on why electric power consumers should expect power outages in next 3 weeks

ECG power Outages

The Ghana Grid Company LTD (GRIDCo) and the Electricity Company of Ghana, (ECG) have explained that an interruption in electric power supply being experienced in some parts of Ghana is due to a reduction in gas supply from Nigeria.

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In a joint press statement issued Thursday evening [June 13, 2024], it was explained that there has been a reduction in gas supply from Nigeria since Wednesday, June 12, 2024, and some areas across Ghana have been experiencing interruptions in electric power supply.

It said the West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has explained that the reduction in gas supply was due to maintenance works being undertaken by a gas supplier in Nigeria and it is projected that the works will last three weeks.

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GRIDCo and ECG said the maintenance has caused a reduction in overall power generation capacity in Ghana “which could result in load management throughout the work.

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