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GRIDCo: Power cuts to reduce during Christmas season if…

Power supply to homes will improve this Christmas if the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) is able to secure extra supply from neighboring Côte d’Ivoire to support current generation capacity.

Systems Control Manager at the power transmission company, Frank Otchere, told Joy News residential areas and small scale businesses would have some respite because most heavy industrial consumers will also be breaking for the festive season.

He told Joy News’ Hannah Odame last week Ivory Coast has agreed to supply Ghana with power once they resolve their gas supply challenges.

But he adds that is not Ghana’s only plan to improve the power situation.

“Some of the plans that we are working tirelessly is for TICO to come up. We have also worked out an arrangement with some industries to go down on their load. Typically they would have been at full load but many of them are giving us 25% cut off from their normal supply so that demand will come down”, he explained.

Ghanaians are currently enduring a severe loadshedding exercise blamed on faulty equipment at the Electricity Company of Ghana and gas supply challenges from Nigeria.

Recently the load shedding became very severe. It was extended to industrial enclaves where factories get six days continuous supply of electricity followed by two days of power outage.

Source: myjoyonline

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