The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), has revealed that the prolonged power outages experienced in some parts of the country is due to Gas supply challenges from the offshore fields.
On Saturday, communities in Tema, Accra and Kumasi experienced power outrage in the hours of 6:55 pm.
In a communiqué, GRIDCo explained that about 1,000MW power supply led to loss hence the inability to generate power.
“GRDICo wishes to inform the general public that at approximately 18:55 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 gas supply challenges emanating from the Offshore fields, led to loss of power supply totalling about 1,000MW.
The company further indicated that the black out was a tactics deployed to prevent a total system shutdown.
“To prevent a total system shutdown, power curtailment was carried out which affected major parts of the country including Accra Tema and Kumasi.
GRIDCo, however, says the challenges have been resolved, assuring that power to the affected areas will be restored soon.
“Gas Supply has resumed upstream and power to the affected areas will be restored shortly.”