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Three-Week Power Supply Disruption Expected in Ghana Due to Reduction in Gas Supply from Nigeria

The Ghana Grid Company LTD. (GRIDCo) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have announced an imminent power supply disruption expected to last for three weeks, beginning on June 12, 2024. This period, commonly referred to as “Dumsor” in local parlance, is a result of a significant reduction in gas supply from Nigeria.

The West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has explained that the reduction in gas supply is due to ongoing maintenance work being conducted by a Nigerian gas supplier. The maintenance is anticipated to continue for three weeks, affecting Ghana’s power generation capabilities.

This reduction in gas supply has led to a drop in overall power generation capacity, forcing GRIDCo and ECG to implement load management strategies to maintain a stable power supply during the maintenance period. The two organizations are collaborating with other stakeholders in the power sector to optimize available resources and minimize the impact on consumers.

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In their joint statement, GRIDCo and ECG have assured the public that they are working diligently to mitigate the effects of the disruption. They also expressed their sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused and emphasized their commitment to resolving the situation as quickly as possible.

Residents and businesses across Ghana are urged to prepare for intermittent power outages during this three-week period, as efforts are made to restore normalcy to the power supply.

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