|Audio Attachment:Listen to Ernest Owusu Bempah in an interview on Peace FM Midday News bulletin.|
The Ghana Gas Company Limited has sucessfully completed its tie in works to the Volta River Authority at the Takoradi Regulatory and Metering System at Aboadze in the Western Region.
Speaking to journalists after a working visit of the project site at the Aboadze VRA site, the Head of Communications at Ghana Gas, Ernest Owusu Bempah revealed that ninety percent of the projected work is complete.
"We are ahead of time and have been able to complete the major works that is a tie in to VRA doing about 110 million cubic feet of gas to generate about 600 mega watt of energy," he added.
He said this development will ensure a reverse flow of gas and boost the Nigerian Gas flow of 90 million cubic feet of gas which is 500 negawatt in the event of any shortfall to forestall any further power outages popularly known in local Ghanaian parlance as 'dumsor'.
He said there will be commissioning and testing of the work undertaken for a period of time as some civil works are undertaken.
Ghana Gas Looking To End Current Power Outages Before 12 days Deadline
The Government has attributed the recent intermittent power outages experienced by domestic and commercial power consumers to the total shutdown of the Ghana Gas pipeline system to ensure effective inter-connection with the West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo).
The tie-in of the two companies’ systems is to ensure reverse flow of surplus gas at the Aboadze Thermal Power enclave to Tema Power enclave for power generation.
This is expected to increase the country’s natural gas capacity from 120 million standard cubic feet (SCF) of gas per day to 330 million SCF/per day.
Government had said it will need 12 days to end the current power outages being experienced across the country.
But the Head of Communication for the Ghana Gas Company Limited, Ernest Owusu Bempah said Ghana Gas is working harder to complete it before the 12 days.
Ghanaians have in the last week been experiencing unannounced disruptions in electricity supply to their homes and offices, heightening fears of a return to power crisis, popularly referred to as 'dumsor'.
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