Wednesday’s disruption in power supply due to a cut in gas supply—GRIDCo


The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has attributed the power cuts being experienced by parts of the country to a challenge with the West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) in supplying gas to some thermal plants.

“On Wednesday March 03, 2021, the closure of an emergency valve at the West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo), cut off gas supply to some generating plants in the country,” a statement from GRIDCo said.

“To avert a total system shutdown, power supply to some Bulk Supply Points was disrupted, causing outages in parts of the country,” it explained.

GRIDCo assured that key stakeholders in the power value chain, including WAPCo, are currently working to restore the gas supply shortly.

“Meanwhile, arrangements have been made for other generating plants to come online to restore supply to the affected areas. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted,” it assured.

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