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No need to panic – GRIDCo boss

Monday, 21 March 2016 11:36
GRIDCo said the situation should stabilise after 3 days GRIDCo said the situation should stabilise after 3 days

Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) William Amuna says measures are being put in place to ensure the country does not face major power challenges, following the shutdown of Ghana’s vessel used in collecting and processing crude oil from the Jubilee Fields.

GRIDCo announced on Sunday, March 20 that FPSO Kwame Nkrumah will undergo a two-week shutdown to enable the general public plan their schedules since the action will last for about two weeks.

The vessel, according to GRIDCo, is being shut down for “mandatory inspection and maintenance works”.

Mr Amuna said the measures are being put in place to help consumers plan.

Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise on Monday, March 21, Mr. Amuna stated that a conversion process was in order and hoped it would be completed in the next three days.

“So far so good because some units have been converted like the TICO unit and the VRA is also working feverishly and at least the first unit should be on very soon.

“We are expecting one unit from VRA in the next few hours which will ease the pressure on demand.

“Before this happened we actually had some level of excess generation and with this coming in we just have to match what we have with the demand.

“The supply and demand situation is just about balanced now but we will definitely need these additional generators”.

By Nana Afrane Asante|tv3network.com|Ghana