GRIDCo and ECG Announce Three-Week Power Interruption

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The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have declared a three-week interruption in power supply due to a reduction in gas supply from Nigeria. The West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) attributed this reduction to maintenance work being conducted by a Nigerian gas supplier.

  • Duration and Consequences

The maintenance, which is anticipated to last for three weeks, has led to a decline in Ghana’s overall power generation capacity. As a result, load management measures may be necessary during this period.

  • Reassurance to Consumers

GRIDCo and ECG are actively collaborating with other stakeholders in the power sector to optimize available resources and minimize the impact on consumers. They have expressed their apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Below is the official statement from GRIDCo and ECG:

The Ghana Grid Company LTD. (GRIDCo) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) wish to inform the public that, due to a reduction in gas supply from Nigeria since Wednesday, 12th June 2024, some areas across the country have experienced interruptions in power supply.

The West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has explained in a statement that the reduction in gas supply is due to maintenance works being undertaken by a gas supplier in Nigeria, which is projected to last three weeks.

The maintenance has caused a reduction in overall power generation capacity in Ghana, which could result in load management over the period of the work.

GRIDCo and ECG, however, wish to assure the public that we are collaborating with other stakeholders in the power value chain to optimize available resources and ensure minimal impact of the reduction in gas supply on consumers.

GRIDCo and ECG sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.

JOINTLY ISSUED BY:

GRIDCo and ECG

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