Energy crisis Dumsor to worsen as ECG sheds 600 MW of power

The country’s energy crisis seems to be worsening as ECG sheds over 600 megawatts of power

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The power crisis that has engulfed the country has worsened over the past week due to a shortfall of between 400 and 600 megawatts (MW) in power generation.

As a result, the initial load-shedding timetable designed to shed between 300MW and 400MW of power and which allowed consumers to enjoy 24 hours of power and 12 hours of power outage can no longer be followed.

According to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the erratic power supply, also known as “dumsor”, being experienced by consumers in recent times was mainly due to generation challenges.

Although the country is already undergoing load shedding, the situation has worsened since last weekend when some parts of the country experienced erratic blackouts.

In an interview, the Public Relations Manager of the ECG, Mr. William Boateng, told the Daily Graphic that the company was currently not following any timetable because the quantum of power received from source was not consistent.

He said the producers of power had challenges which made it difficult for them to give the ECG the precise quantum of power to shed at a time.

“Sometimes we are told to shed an amount of power, but in the next few hours or minutes we are told to increase the power we are to manage when there is a sudden shortfall.

“ Also, when the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) Limited realises that there is a drop in generation, it sometimes knocks some of the ECG machines off or we have to knock some areas off to save the whole system from collapsing.

“The system is such that when there is a sudden shortfall in generation and you do not switch off some areas, the whole system will collapse, and so to save the system, we have to switch it off any time the need arises,” he explained.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Francisca Oteng-Mensah 24 year old MP complains about unbearable...bullet
2 Asantehemaa's Death Funeral of Asantehemaa underway [Photos]bullet
3 Christmas Hamper Nana Addo rejects $500,000 from corporate organisationbullet
4 Corruption I'll make sure Opuni goes to jail - Kennedy Agyapongbullet
5 Manhyia Palace One shot, several collapse at Asantehemaa’s funeralbullet
6 Asantehemaa’s Funeral Nana Afia Kobi to be buried with gold...bullet
7 Asantehemaa's Death I'm homeless; Otumfuo Osei Tutu II pays...bullet
8 Asantehemaa's Funeral Mahama, MPs mourn Asantehemaa [Photos]bullet
9 Gambia Crisis Twitter explodes with rage over Hanna...bullet
10 Gambia Crisis Ghana deploys military to Gambiabullet

Top Videos

1 Refugee Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US borderbullet
2 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
3 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
4 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
5 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
6 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
7 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
8 Bishop Obinim Saga Teenagers disciplined by Obinim speak outbullet
9 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
10 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in...bullet

News