The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Gas Company Limited, Dr Ben KD Asante, has indicated that the dreaded specter of erratic power supply, popularly known as Dumsor, which plagued Ghanaians for years is now a thing of the past due to the constant supply of gas from his outfit.
“We want to kill dumsor anywhere not just Ghana,” he stated. “Now [with] reliable and incessant supply of gas, that menace of dumsor is gone because we have reliable gas supply now coming.”
Dr Asante made this known on Wednesday, January 11 when he took his turn at the State of Agencies Report in Accra.
He said previously there would have been power outage immediately a cable from Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRDICo) falls no matter the amount of gas the country has in store.
“But the fact that now we are able to provide reliable and sustainable gas to kill that menace of Dumsor, we can all sit here and smile.”
The Ghana Gas CEO mentioned that aside the supply from Atuabo, there is also reliable supply from the West African Gas Pipeline from Nigeria, giving the country commingled gas to power plants in the Tema enclave, in particular.
The plants in that enclave include AKSA Energy (203MW), CENPOWER (330MW) and Sunon Asogli (560MW).
The Company also supplies lean gas to the Volta River Authority’s twin power plant (TAPCO), which generates 330 MW, TICO Plant (330MW), Karpowership (450MW) and Amandi Power Plant (192MW).
Dr Asante said his outfit’s vision is to supply gas not only across the country but also to the sub-region.
“The vision of the company is to become a fully integrated gas services firm providing reliable supply of gas and gas derivatives in Ghana and the West African Sub-region,” Dr Asante said.