Posted: Saturday 8th March 2014 at 9:00 am

Ghanaians Should Brace Up For Emergency Outages – VRA

The Volta River Authority (VRA) says the emergency load management programme implemented across the country as a result of energy shortfalls will be in force a little longer.

It says Ghanaians should brace up for “some kind of emergency outages”.

These were made known by Samuel Kwesi Fletcher, the Head of Corporate Communications at VRA, in an interview with TV3 on Friday, March 7.

Gas pressures are low, and the volumes are also extremely low, Mr Fletcher adduced.

He said measures have been put in place “to make sure that the volumes are increased to levels that will help run the machines”.

Last month, the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) warned of more interruptions as a result of an emergency shutdown at the Aboadze Thermal Plant in the Western Region.

The load management company, therefore, asked Ghanaians to conserve electricity “by switching off appliances and equipment which are not in use.”

Mr Fletcher noted that the situation has not changed and so Ghanaians should continue to conserve electricity.

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