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Business News of Wednesday, 26 February 2020


Power cuts will soon be over; generation plants faced challenges – Dep Energy Min.

William Owuraku-Aidoo, Deputy Energy Minister William Owuraku-Aidoo, Deputy Energy Minister

Some generation plants have encountered unexpected challenges hence the intermittent power cuts being experienced in some of parts of the country, a Deputy Energy Minister, William Owuraku-Aidoo, has said.

He added the lack of supply of gas due to the cleaning out of the pipelines which supplies gas from Nigeria ais lao a factor.

Mr Owuraku-Aidoo, however, assured that the situation will soon be brought under control.

“Unfortunately, some of the generation plants that we planned with have encountered some unexpected challenges.”

He added the peaking exercise has been completed ahead of schedule and will be followed by some analysis.

“The analysis will hopefully come to an end by tomorrow [Thursday], and gas will be introduced somewhere in the beginning of March [2020] and then it will ramp up until we get the full complement of Gas supply to the Tema enclave,” Mr. Owuraku Aidoo told Accra-based Citi FM Wednesday February 26.