You are here: HomeNews2019 04 05Article 735969

General News of Friday, 5 April 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

PDS releases first load shedding timetable; eight regions affected

Eight regions are set to be affected by the first official load shedding as Power Distribution Services (PDS) has released a timetable for its power rationing.

The decision to begin the release of the schedule was taken at a meeting between PDS, the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) on Thursday.

This was after observers like the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) urged the state to admit that there were generation challenges and release a load shedding timetable to enable Ghanaians plan.

There were fears that the country was nearing a return to the era of erratic power supply that marked the peak of Ghana’s power crisis some five years ago.

In a statement, PDS noted that “since generation deficit varies, PDS may review the outages depending on the situation upstream [and some] areas may experience outages.”

It also said the outages today are as a result of the shut down of the Atuabo Gass processing plant.