The Volta River Authority (VRA) says it expects to generate the required amount of power to end the load shedding and the frequent power outages by July 2014.
According to the VRA, they are working round the clock to put its thermal generating plants on stream by the middle of the year to be able provide the needed megawatts of power.
The country is currently undergoing a load shedding exercise due to the low supply of gas from Nigeria.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday, the Director of thermal generation at the VRA, Richard Badger indicated that the frequent power outages will soon be a thing of the past despite the challenges been faced.
He admitted that his outfit is “encountering some ups and downs” and the current power generation “is not sufficient to even to power two of the big gas turbines in Takoradi.”
Mr. Badger disclosed that the little power they are able to generate is sent to the Asogli power plant while the remainder is distributed through the VRA’s smaller plants in Tema.
He also pointed out that “between now, the end of April, the end of June and the end of July, we will be ramping up the capacity form the thermal side and we are hoping that by the end of July, we will be able to come out completely.”
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana