Chairman of the Load Management Committee, Ing. William Amuna has attributed the power crisis facing the country to challenges in generating natural gas supply.
He explained that the situation has been compounded by a technical hitch in the conversion of the Aboadze dual-fired TAPCO plant.
This, Ghanaians might have to sleep in darkness for two weeks as maintenance works on FPSO Kwame Nkrumah originally scheduled for completion at the end of March has been rescheduled to April ending.
According to a statement released and signed by Ing. Amuna, “the intermittent disruptions have occurred due to challenges in generation resulting from continuing absence of natural gas supply due to the extension of the maintenance works on the FPSO and persistent under-delivery of gas from Nigeria.”
“The maintenance works on the FPSO, originally scheduled for completion at the end of March this year has now been rescheduled for completion in the last week of April 2016. At the same time, supply from Nigeria has remained at around 10% of contracted volume of 120 mmscf for more than a month now’.
He assured that “current interruptions are temporary” which engineers from the utility companies continue to “work around the clock to keep disruptions to the barest minimum and restore full supply to customers as soon as gas delivery resumes.”