GRIDCo alerts of reduction in power

William Amuna — GRIDCo boss

William Amuna — GRIDCo boss

Power supply to consumers in the country is to be affected, following the shutdown of the Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO Kwame Nkrumah) for inspection and maintenance.

A statement from Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) signed by its Chief Executive, Mr. William Amuna, said the shutdown would last for about two weeks.

Consequently, gas flow from the Atuabo Gas Processing plant to the Aboaze Thermal Enclave has been curtailed, and will be restored upon resumption of production from the FPSO.

The statement said further that gas flow from the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) had also been reduced to only 6mscf from the contracted volume of 120mscf, resulting from vandalism on some pipelines in Nigeria.

As a result, engineers have commenced the process of converting all dual fuel thermal plants to run on light crude oil to mitigate the challenge emanating from the setback.

The conversion process, which involves cleaning of fuel nozzles and other preparatory works, may take a number of days to complete.

“During this period, the transmission system may experience some challenges, thereby, affecting power supply stability,” it said.

The statement assured the general public that engineers were working around the clock to bring supply to normalcy as soon as possible.

 By Times Reporter

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