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Ghana to experience 21-day power outage over gas supply shortage from Nigeria

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Ghana state-owned electricity companies have announced an interruption in power supply over reduced gas supply in Nigeria.

In a joint statement on June 13, the Ghana Grid Company LTD (GRIDCO) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) said the gas supply shortage is expected to last for three weeks.

“The Ghana Grid Company LTD. (GRIDCO) and the Electricity Company of Ghana, (ECG) wish to inform the public that due to a reduction in gas supply from Nigeria since yesterday, Wednesday 12th June, 2024 some areas across the country have experienced interruption in power supply,” GRIDCO and ECG said.

“The West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCO), in a statement, has explained that the reduction in gas supply was due to maintenance works being undertaken by a gas supplier in Nigeria and is projected to last three (3) weeks.

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“The maintenance has caused a reduction in overall power generation capacity in Ghana which could result in load management over the period of the work.”

GRIDCO and ECG, however, assured the public that “we are collaborating with other stakeholders in the power value chain to optimise available resources to ensure minimal impact of the reduction in gas supply on consumers”.

The companies apologised to Ghanaian residents for the inconvenience caused.

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