Erratic power supply to intensify; PURC helpless
Intermittent power outages that have hit the country in the last five months will worsen as almost 300 megawatts of power has been dropped to the electricity supplier – Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
Cuts in gas supply from Nigeria, repairs on faulty equipment and non-availability of supply from Bui have been blamed for the reduction in the power generation mix.
Public Relations Manager of ECG William Boateng told Joy News’ Elton John Brobbey the supplier is unable to publish a timetable to manage the current load shedding due to fluctuations in supply from the power producers.
“Now it’s on as-and-when basis. As-and-when means that any time we have a challenge, that is when one of the plants have to shutdown for maintenance, then we have to shed some load”, he said.
He was, however, hopeful the situation will improve.
On Joy FM’s Newsnight Thursday, Public Affairs Director of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Nana Yaa Gyantuah, said the regulator is equally concerned about the development.
She however admitted the situation is unfortunate, but urged consumers not be alarmed.
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