Power situation improves with 220 megawatt addition

General News of Monday, 23 February 2015

Source: myjoyonline.com

Dr Kwabena Donkor Pru MP

Two power generation firms, CERNIT and TICO, have added 220 megawatts to the national grid to ease the current load-shedding arrangement that has been a source of discomfort for many consumers.

CERNIT and TICO had been undergoing some mandatory maintenance.

The good news means Ghana’s available power for supply is about 1,650 megawatts.

Joy News sources say industries will be given priority in the distribution of 220megawatts.

Some consumers will be shocked to enjoy prolonged supply of power over the weekend after coming to expect power cuts according to a load-shedding timetable released by the Electricity Company of Ghana.

Consumers by the table are expected to have 12 hours off and 24 hours of power depending on available power generated by the Volta River Authority.