The Energy Ministry has announced that the load shedding programme will be experienced only during off peak periods starting from Monday, November 5.
This new schedule comes ahead of an expected delivery of fuel supply to integrate the system, by November 15.
This implies all areas which were originally on the load shedding list will have electricity in the mornings and experience blackout in the evenings.
Addressing a news conference in Accra, a Deputy Energy Minister, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini explained that “the full complement of the fuel required to fully integrate the system should be in the country by 15th November. The first batch of fuel supply is being off loaded now and we expect it to be ready for use by Monday, 5th November.”
This according to him will completely eliminate the load shedding programme for off peak from Monday, 5th November.
Alhaji Fuseini revealed that in the long term, government will focus on exploiting the use of natural gas from the Jubilee field for power generation.
He said: “Government is seriously working around the clock with contractors of the gas processing plant at Atoabo to ensure that the contractors complete the project on schedule. This will reduce our reliance on Nigeria for natural gas to fire power plants.”
He added that government in collaboration with the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Energy Commission is considering the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal gas to allow the importation of energy “which will guarantee a more secured power supply to the people of Ghana.”