Gas supply to several power plants will reportedly be disrupted for the next 14 days due to the closure of the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant in the Western Region, and the Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG) is reportedly preparing to produce a schedule to inform users.
The scheduled shutdown, which got underway on March 25, is anticipated to maintain “the reliability of the gas processing plant and transmission infrastructure.”
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Energy on March 29, “the shutdown would impact gas supplies to some power plants and will ultimately lead to suspension of power delivery to some users.”
Given the circumstances, the Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG) will soon produce a schedule to this effect.
To deal with the expected “adverse impacts,” the Ministry committed to purchasing additional gas from Nigeria.
Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and Light Crude Oil would be included in the additional supply coming from Nigeria (LCO).
The Ministry wants to reassure the public that it is actively collaborating with all stakeholders to ensure that any adverse consequences of this exercise are avoided, in keeping with the “Dum Siesie” program’s goal of guaranteeing reliable electricity supply through required and vigorous maintenance actions.