‘Ghana Energy’s sector to receive 1,500MW boost by 2017’

Ghana’s energy sector will receive a boost of 1,500 megawatts of power to produce about one million cubic gas everyday from 2017.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem on Monday, Energy and Petroleum Minister, Emmanuel Kofi Armah-Buah underscored the need for other energy sources to enhance generation capacity.

Power producer, Volta River Authority (VRA) is expected to receive gas in the coming days from the Atuabo Gas Processing plant as the Ghana National Gas Company nears commissioning.

The Ghana Gas Company has so far been able to test its pipelines and is due to increase gas production to help in fixing the energy crisis currently facing the country, according to the Board Chairman of the Ghana Gas Company.

But Mr. Armah-Buah says, “though the gas which is expected at Atuabo will help reduce the erratic power outage, it will not solve our entire energy crisis totally.

“Our next distribution level after the Atuabo supply will be the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) who will then supply power to the consumers. By July 2017, additional one million cubic of gas will be supplied everyday” he noted.

Ghana Gas is also promising to provide the public with regular updates on the commissioning phase until the gas can be regularly supplied to the VRA Aboadze Complex on a commercially sustainable basis.

source : adomonline.com