In Ghana, the Volta River Authority (VRA) aims to import from Côte d’Ivoire 200 MW of electricity in order to supplement its internal production and avoid the rationing of energy supplied to consumers.
This was made necessary by stopping the 1 st February, gas treatment works in Atuabo plant for maintenance purposes. The production of this plant is usually used to supply several thermal power stations located in the Aboadze region.
“We will be producing up to 300 MW at Aboadze with two turbines running on light crude oil to reinforce the electrical system. In addition, we will receive up to 200 MW from Côte d’Ivoire to complete our production, ” said the VRA in a statement.
Further shutdowns are planned for the gas processing plant in March and November 2018.