President John Dramani Mahama, will on Thursday, December 19, 2013 commission Bui Hydroelectric Project making the completion of the project envisaged by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, but actualized by the John Agyekum Kufuor regime.
The Bui Power Authority in press statement sent to The Herald over the weekend, announced that “the substantial completion of the project now, provides Ghana with additional 400MW (20% increment) of installed capacity with average annual generation of 1000GWh”.
This is “after dry and wet tests, which were to verify proper, complete and satisfactory erection of all the subsystems, were successfully carried out”.
The completion of the third and final generating unit of the Bui Hydroelectric Project, means the completion of the Bui Generating Station (Bui GS), the statement signed by Mawuli Fui Kwadzovia, Asst.External Relations Officer, said.
He, however, added that other associated and non-power works on the Project would continue till the second quarter of 2014, when all works on the project would be completed.
Three generating units, which had the capacity to generate 133MW each, were commissioned in May, July and November 2013, to test run the system.