The ongoing load shedding exercise across the country is set to get worse according to the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo).
This the company explains was due to an emergency shutdown of another generator at the Volta River Authority’s Thermal Power Plant at Aboadze.
Although Deputy Minister for Energy, Mr. John Jinapor who assured the ongoing exercise will end by midday on Tuesday, the Head of Public Relations at GRIDCo, Mr. Albert Kwesi Quainoo said in an interview with JoyFM that consumers should expect more blackouts. Adding that, the power curtailment program will be worse than it used to be.
He said, “The repairs on the generator in Aboadze was originally expected to have been completed on Sunday, however, due to some complications it is now expected to be restored to service by Sunday, February 23, 2014.”
According to our investigations, three out of the total units at VRA’s Aboadze Thermal Plant are not functioning.
Mr. Quianoo however assured that the maintenance works for the for units will be completed by the end of the second quarter of the year.
GRIDCo further appealed to the general public to conserve electricity by switching off appliances and equipment which are not in use.