The country?s power sector can now breathe a sigh of relief, as natural gas supply from Nigeria has seen a significant improvement in stock to feed generating units commissioned to run on gas.

According to officials of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDco) and the Volta River Authority (VRA), volumes from Nigeria had increased to 60 million standard cubic feet (MMSCF) per day as of last Thursday.

The 126 megawatts (MW) Cenit Power Plant in Tema, which was also down due to insufficient supply of light crude, had also seen sufficient crude supply to generate at full capacity.

One of the VRA?s Mine Reserve Plants in Tema was also up with 40MW, while the Sunon Asogli Power Plant was also operating at full capacity with a total of 200MW.

Chief Director at the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Professor Thomas Akhabzaa, confirmed the development and said the ministry was doing everything possible to ensure that the current situation did not recur.

Source: Andrew Nettey

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