Citi Business News
can confirm Sunon Asogli Power Plant one of the major recipients of gas from the West Africa Gas Pipeline has begun receiving gas from the pipeline.
The pipeline which relies on the West Africa Power Company (WAPCO) for gas was shut down last year due after it was damaged.
Asogli plant which took delivery of the gas on Thursday is currently operating two units.
Director of the Sunon Asogli Power Plant, Togbui Afede told Citi Business News
, the plant’s operation will see a significant addition to the power sector.
“Gas arrived at Sunon Asogli at 8:50 pm yesterday; and currently two units are running and hopefully all six units will be in operation by night time.”
The operations Sunon Asogli expected to add some 200 megawatts to the current capacity.
According to Togbui Afede, “200 megawatts from Asogli is a significant addition to what we have, assuming Ghana is producing less that 2000 megawatts now, it means what we are adding is more than 10% at full capacity.”
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By: Lorrencia Nkrumah/citifmonline.com/Ghana