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General News of Saturday, 12 May 2007

Source: jfm

More Energy Problems: Thermal plant down

The Electricity Company of Ghana says some consumers throughout the country will enjoy less hours of electricity for Saturday and Sunday because of a temporary shut down of the Aboadze Thermal plant.

The ECG says one of the generating plants at Aboadze has developed some problems resulting in the shortfall in supply of 150 megawatts of energy.

The ECG's Director of Operations, Andrew Tonto Baffour appealed with the public to bear with the situation since the need to meet the temporary shortfall was urgent.

Tonto Baffour however dismissed suggestions that the ECG has failed to keep to its timetable.

Some residents in Accra have been complaining about frequent unscheduled power outages. But the Operations Director explained that some of the problems were beyond ECG's control.

He stressed that faults could result in delays in restoring consumers to scheduled supplies.