No further power outages due to limited gas supply as WAGPCo grants access to 100 mmscf
No further power outages due to limited gas supply as WAGPCo grants access to 100 mmscf

No further power outages due to limited gas supply as WAGPCo grants access to 100 mmscf

There are indications there will be no load shedding on Saturday night and subsequent days following the West African Gas Pipeline Company's {WAGPCo) decision to grant Ghana access to 100 mmscf (million standard cubic feet) of gas.

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The 100mmscf (million standard cubic feet) of gas was flowing through WAGPCo's pipeline as of Saturday morning, Graphic Online has gathered.

Expect power outages due to limited gas supply – GRIDCo

The Ghana Grid Company Ltd (GRIDCo), the operator of the National Interconnected Transmission System (NITS), had informed the public on Thursday to expect power outages in parts of Ghana due to limited gas supply to Tema.

In a press statement, GRIDCo explained that the power outage being experienced in some parts of Ghana was due to limited gas supply to Tema.

Graphic Online gathered on Saturday that there will be no further load management following the WAGPCo intervention in the commercial resolution.

GRIDCO, ECG announces gas supply resumption

Later on Saturday evening (Oct 28), the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) announced a restoration of power to the entire country after the Thursday and Friday cut in supply to some areas.

In a joint press statement, GRIDCo and ECG said the restored power is a result of the resumption in gas supply for use by power-generating plants in Tema.

"The Ghana Grid Company LTD. (GRIDCo) and ECG wish to inform the public that power supply has been restored to all affected customers, following the resumption of gas supply from Takoradi for use by generating plants in Tema."

"The improved gas supply has enabled power restoration to all loads across the country," it added.

While apologising for any inconvenience that may have risen from the power cut, customers with local faults were asked to contact a helpline for their situation to be dealt with.

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