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Business News of Thursday, 19 May 2022


Energy Ministry reveals 200 MW of power has been added to national grid

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Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Energy, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu has noted that some 200 megawatts of power have been added to the national grid.

He also stated that an additional 410 megawatts will be added to boost power generation.

Obeng-Fosu explained in an interview on Onua Fm that, “currently, Early Power is working on 400 megawatts of power but 150megawatts are ready and have been added to the grid”.

“Pwualugu dam…which is hydro is expected to give us 60 megawatts of power while Bui which is also hydro, now has a solar project of 150 megawatts and 50 megawatts are ready and have been added to the national grid,” he added.

Meanwhile, the 2022 Electricity Supply Plan for Ghana revealed that Ghana’s current energy generating capacities will not be adequate to serve the projected demand.

“The Ghana power system recorded a coincident peak demand of 3,246.0 MW in 2021. This occurred on December 8, 2021. The 2021 peak represents an increase of 156.0 megawatts (MW) over the 2020 peak of 3,089.5 MW (growth of 5.0%)”, it said.

Also, “the total energy consumed, including losses, was 21,466.27 GWh representing an 8.87% increase over the 2020 consumption of 19,716.59 GWh.”

Ghana’s system peak demand is projected to increase from 3,987 MW in 2023 to 5,172 MW in 2027.

This means that additional capacity is needed to help enhance generation in the coming years.

See the breakdown of added Power Plant Capacity below:

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