GHANAIAN CONSUMERS ASSURED GOVT WILL ENSURE RELIABLE GAS SUPPLY

ACCRA– Energy Minister John Peter Amewu HAS assured domestic and commercial power consumers in Ghana that the government will provide the necessary infrastructure and conducive business environment for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to meet their power generation capacity.

Noting that energy is an important component in every country’s industrialisation drive, he gave the assurance Tuesday that the government would provide reliable and affordable natural gas supply for the generation of electricity.

The government is aware of the frequent interruption in gas supplies from Nigeria, which affected the IPPs’ daily power generation, he said, adding: ”The Government has, therefore, decided to make gas available as one of the cheapest sources of fuel for power generation.”

Currently, the Sunon Asogli Power Plant receives an average of between 58 million and 60 million standard cubic feet of gas/per day (scfd) from Nigeria, which is far below its daily requirement of 120 million scfd, which makes the plant to perform below its maximum generation capacity.

Amewu led led a delegation from the Energy Ministry to visit some IPPs in the Tema power enclave near here Tuesday to familiarise himself with their work and challenges. The Minister visited the Sunon Asogli Power Plant, Cenpower Generation Power Plant, West African Gas Pipeline Gas Inter-connection Facility and the West African Gas Pipeline Company.

He was accompanied by William Owuraku Aidoo, a Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Power, Dr Benjamin Asante, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Gas Company, and some engineers and technocrats from the Ministry.

Amewu said it was government’s priority to ensure regular and reliable supply of electricity at all times and promised to work collaboratively with the power producers to meet their targets. A team has been formed to ensure re-direction or reverse flow of natural gas from the ENI oilfield in Western Region (Province) to the Tema power enclave so that there would be sufficient gas for power generation.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

GHANAIAN CONSUMERS ASSURED GOVT WILL ENSURE RELIABLE GAS SUPPLY

ACCRA– Energy Minister John Peter Amewu HAS assured domestic and commercial power consumers in Ghana that the government will provide the necessary infrastructure and conducive business environment for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to meet their power generation capacity.

Noting that energy is an important component in every country’s industrialisation drive, he gave the assurance Tuesday that the government would provide reliable and affordable natural gas supply for the generation of electricity.

The government is aware of the frequent interruption in gas supplies from Nigeria, which affected the IPPs’ daily power generation, he said, adding: ”The Government has, therefore, decided to make gas available as one of the cheapest sources of fuel for power generation.”

Currently, the Sunon Asogli Power Plant receives an average of between 58 million and 60 million standard cubic feet of gas/per day (scfd) from Nigeria, which is far below its daily requirement of 120 million scfd, which makes the plant to perform below its maximum generation capacity.

Amewu led led a delegation from the Energy Ministry to visit some IPPs in the Tema power enclave near here Tuesday to familiarise himself with their work and challenges. The Minister visited the Sunon Asogli Power Plant, Cenpower Generation Power Plant, West African Gas Pipeline Gas Inter-connection Facility and the West African Gas Pipeline Company.

He was accompanied by William Owuraku Aidoo, a Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Power, Dr Benjamin Asante, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Gas Company, and some engineers and technocrats from the Ministry.

Amewu said it was government’s priority to ensure regular and reliable supply of electricity at all times and promised to work collaboratively with the power producers to meet their targets. A team has been formed to ensure re-direction or reverse flow of natural gas from the ENI oilfield in Western Region (Province) to the Tema power enclave so that there would be sufficient gas for power generation.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK