Director of Operations at the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Engineer Tetteh Okine says the load shedding schedule for April remains the same, contrary to the assurance given by President John Dramani Mahama that off-peak power outages will be no more.
President Mahama gave the assuracne last Sunday during the National Prayer and Thanksgiving Service.
But according to Engineer Okine, the quantum of power available at a time will determine the number of customers to go off.
"We have not changed our load shedding schedule because we did it for the month of Apri," he said in an interview on TV3 News on Wednesday, April 11, 2013.
He stated, however, that there could be the end of load shedding after April given the generation of more energy from power plants.
“If all the generating units will come on board like the Asogli [Power Plant] which we are hoping will come by the end of April and Bui, there might not be the need of load shedding after April,” he noted.
He said the 132 Megwatts of power generated by the Takoradi Thermal 3 Plant has also improved the situation.
He explained that that quantum can be likened to power to the whole of Volta, Eastern and Central Regions.
“So that is a big quantum of power,” he stressed.
He said in spite of the President’s assurance, Ghanaians should still stick to the schedule “because when the power is constant there is the tendency of forgetting when the load will go off.”
Source: TV3 News|Ghana