Sunon-Asogli Energy Plant resumes manufacturing

Basic Information of Wednesday, eleven February 2015

Supply: Graphic On-line

Asogli Power Plant

The Sunon-Asogli Energy Plant at Kpone close to Tema which was shut down every week in the past because of broken gear has resumed manufacturing.

The defective elements have been changed and the plant is presently working at a minimal of one hundred twenty megawatts (MW) and a most of 140MW.

The Public Relations Officer of Sunon-Asogli Energy (Ghana), Ms Diana Delali Amaglo, who confirmed this to the Day by day Graphic, stated because the new elements have been fastened, the system had been operating successfully, though it was but to function at full capability of 180MW.

“Since these are new elements, it’s going to take a while earlier than the plant is ready to function at full capability. Our engineers are working across the clock to make sure that we don’t expertise any hitches or shut down,” she stated

She stated the plant had an put in capability of 200MW of thermal energy however provided 180MW to the nationwide grid.

“We began a check run of the plant on February 6, 2015 and as of 10 a.m. right now, we have been producing 138MW of thermal energy,” she stated.

She was optimistic that the resumption of operations on the plant would assist ease the present energy outages.

Throughout a go to to the plant by President John Dramani Mahama final week, the Chairman of Sunon Asogli, Togbe Afede XVI, gave an assurance that upkeep work can be accomplished final Saturday to pave method for the complete era of power.

In the meantime, the Director of Techniques Management on the Ghana Grid Firm (GRIDCo), Mr Bernard Modey, has stated the injection of some 120MW of energy from the Sunon-Asogli Energy Plant into the system wouldn’t result in any vital enchancment within the energy provide state of affairs.

He advised the Every day Graphic in Tema yesterday that with demand standing at 2,000MW and provide deficit standing at some 800MW, the approaching on stream of the 120MW might solely end in partial enchancment.

“There shall be no vital change within the hours of sunshine out. Any further megawatts can, nevertheless, convey a few slight enchancment within the state of affairs and probably present some respite for shoppers,” Mr Modey stated.

He referred to as on shoppers to be affected person with the distributors as a result of collective efforts have been wanted to deal with the availability state of affairs.