Officials at the Ghana Gas Company and the Ministry of Petroleum are confident that commercial gas production at the Atuabo Gas Plant may begin on April 1.
This implies that consumers of electricity might see some improvement in power supply in the coming days.
The Minister of Petroleum Kofi Armah Buah and the leadership of the Ghana Gas Company made the disclosure when they appeared before the Assurance Committee of Parliament today.
Kofi Buah explained that Ghana Gas had not yet gone into commercial operation because the “plants have not been ready to take the full volumes of the gas” as indicated.
Buah said “government is hoping to get VRA to have a sustainable intake over 90 million then at that point, they can work with the EPA to be able to push to get to the maximum capacity of 150 for about 72 hours”
He however cautioned that commercial production may be delayed if the TICO plants at the Aboadze Thermal Station are not ready to receive the gas.
The country is currently battling with some power challenges however the production of commercial gas will help with energy production and solve the power crisis.
ECG to improve power supply
In a related development, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has said the ongoing power rationing exercise will soon improve.
The ECG’s Public Relations Manager, William Boateng is reported by the Daily Graphic as saying power supply will stabilize once power generation improves.
He indicated that some ongoing projects in the sector are expected to be completed by the close of March which will consequently add up to the national grid. “We do
not want to make any projections.
However, immediately there is an improvement in the generation, which we are expecting very soon, consumers will begin to see the results in terms of relatively stable power supply,” he said. –