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Ghana hit by power outages due to limited gas supply

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Ghana hit by power outages due to limited gas supply
Ghana hit by power outages due to limited gas supply
Ghana hit by power outages due to limited gas supply

Ghana hit by power outages due to limited gas supply

 

Many parts of Ghana were plunged into darkness due to a lack of gas to power machinery used to generate electricity in the country.

Power distribution firm Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) says the situation has caused “a supply gap of 550MW at peak time” at Tema power plant, near the capital, Accra.

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This is about 10% of the country’s total capacity.

The massive outage started on Thursday evening.

Power has now been restored in some areas but GRIDCo spokesperson Dzifa Bampoh told the BBC there would be more outages on Friday evening, during peak hours.

Ghana is currently going through its worst economic crisis in a generation.

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There are frequent power cuts in Ghana but this is the worst nationwide outage for two years.

 

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