ACEP warns govt against operating the Akosombo dam at full

Energy think-tank Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) is warning government against operating the Akosombo dam at full capacity in the wake of the recent relative increase in the facility’s water levels.

This follows the planned shutdown of some key power plants like the T1 and T2, as well as the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah for maintenance.

Until recently, the  Akosombo dam had been operating below capacity for some time now due to the low water levels.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Deputy Executive Director Ben Boakye said the country’s power situation could be worsened if government exploits the recent increase in the water levels instead of addressing the financial challenges in the sector.

 

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