Power Crisis Shutdown of Atuabo gas will not cause 'dumsor' - Power producers

The planned shutdown of the plant between February 3 and 20, 2017 is to enable work on the interconnection between the TEN and Jubilee fields for gas exportation from the FPSO Atta Mills through the 58-km offshore Ghana Gas pipeline to the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
play ECG: Shutdown of Ghana Gas will not cause dumsor
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The planned shutdown of the Atuabo Gas processing plant for maintenance work will not affect power generation and supply in the country, the Volta River Authority(VRA), GRIDCo and the Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG) have assured in a joint statement.

The planned shutdown of the plant between February 3 and 20, 2017 is to enable work on the interconnection between the TEN and Jubilee fields for gas exportation from the FPSO Atta Mills through the 58-km offshore Ghana Gas pipeline to the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant.

READ MORE: Tullow to suspend gas export to Atuabo for two weeks

The interconnection when done will also enable evacuation and export of additional natural gas from the TEN fields through the 58-km offshore pipeline of the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) to its onshore Atuabo Gas Processing Plant.

The shutdown will result in the immediate halt of production and export of natural gas from the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah to Atuabo.

It will further lead to the curtailment of lean gas from Atuabo to the Aboadze Thermal Enclave, which at the moment relies on gas from Ghana Gas to generate power.

But in a joint statement, the power producers noted that the anticipated shortfall of 230 megawatts would not affect the production and supply of power.

“We wish to assure the public that we have put in adequate measures to mitigate the impact of the shortfall. We plan to generate additional power from the Akosombo and Kpong hydroelectric plants, and also from the Tema and Kpone thermal plants which operate on light crude oil (LCO) and diesel respectively, while imports from Cote d’Ivoire will be purchased to make up for the supply deficit,” it said.

READ MORE: ACEP lauds President for nominating Boakye Agyarko as Energy Minister

“Additionally, some of the thermal units at Aboadze that have been shut down for planned maintenance would be returned into service during this period”.

“We take this opportunity to assure electricity consumers and the general public that the power situation will be managed in the most efficient manner during this period to address the anticipated challenges in power supply,“ the statement concluded.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Not iPhone 5 very good smartphones you can get in Ghana that are not...bullet
2 Bank of Ghana Here are the banks with the best deposit rates in Ghanabullet
3 NPP Gov't State CEOs earning more than president; government...bullet
4 Apple 10 things every Ghanaian should know about the iPhone Xbullet
5 Taxes In Ghana 3% VAT flat rate takes off in July 1bullet
6 Samsung vs iPhone 6 Samsung phones that are equally good like...bullet
7 Tema Port Customs intercepts under-declared container from Chinabullet
8 Retail Trade GUTA threatens to stop paying taxes from Octoberbullet
9 Newmont Ghana Partnering local suppliers to increase...bullet
10 Interest Rate Here are the banks offering the cheapest...bullet

Top Videos

1 Entrepreneurship How to be resourceful as an entrepreneurbullet

Business