Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) is currently replacing all over-aged equipment at its major substations across the country to enhance the substations’ capacity and operational reliability for the benefit of electrical power consumers.
Some second cycle schools in the Greater Accra Region have begun constructing or strengthening their septic tanks to provide biogas as an alternative to hydro electric power.
Government is positioning itself to ensure a national access and penetration of electricity by 2020. The current national penetration stands at 76 per cent and it is the second highest in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr Kwabena Donkor, Minister of Power, told Parliament on Thursday.
Jomoro District Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited in Western Region is instituting legal action to recover all its outstanding electricity bills from defaulters. About 48 customers in the area owe the company GH₵ 60,000.00 in Electricity bills.
General Electrical (GE) has announced the booking of an $85 0 million order across its Oil and Gas business for the supply of equipment to the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block in Ghana.
Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Petroleum, has reiterated government’s resolve towards the expansion of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas(LPG) programme to rural communities in the country.
President John Dramani Mahama said the Ministry of Power would procure and feed into the system, 1,000 megawatts of emergency power as an immediate measure to resolve the current energy crisis.
The Eastern Regional Vice Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Isaac Opare-Addo, has accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of being partly responsible for the current energy crises of the country.
President John Dramani Mahama today, Thursday, paid a one day working visit to the Akosombo Dam. The visit is to allow the President to have first hand information about the generation capacity of the Dam.
The Ministry of Power is working on different emergency power strategies, to increase the generation capacity by about 1, 000Mega Watts (MW), to shore up the erratic power supply , Dr Kwabena Donkor, the sector Minister has said.