VRA To Cut Down On Akosombo Power

Ing.Kirk Koffi,VRA BossThe Volta River Authority (VRA) has decided to cut back on power generation from October, due to the low water level of the Akosombo Dam.

The decision, according to the Chief Executive Officer of VRA, Kirk Koffi, is to help safeguard the dam.

In spite of news from Nigeria that gas production has resumed for onward delivery to Ghana, the country is likely to still face a power crisis with this development.

As a result, the VRA said it would ensure that production plants at Aboadze produced enough by October, in order not to worsen the current power crisis.

“Our expectation is to cut back the four machines by early October, by which time we think our unit in Takoradi as well as the Takoradi International Company (Tico) unit would have been on board, and then when we are on board, we cut back to four machines, in which case the supply situation will not worsen,” Mr. Koffi explained.

Meanwhile, officials at the Aboadze thermal plant have assured of maximum production of power to support the national grid.

Currently the T3 plant operated by VRA has been shut down, due to the unavailability of gas while the T1 plant is undergoing some repairs. T1 is expected to produce about 300 megawatts of power when completed.

By Times Reporter

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