Energy Crisis Generator Sales Booms In Accra

Dealers in generator sets are making more cash as the energy crisis intensifies.

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Whereas Ghanaians complain over the frequent power supply in the country, sellers of generators are making brisk business as more customers throng shops in demand for generators either for commercial, industrial or domestic purposes.

Intense power cuts in the country last for only 12 hours, leaving business owners particularly with no choice to rely on alternative power rather than the national grid to keep business up and running.

Dealers in standby generators in Accra have been inundated with demand as businesses and residence alike seek cover from the intense power cuts.

A dealer in generator sets in East Legon, told Pulse.com.gh that demand for relatively smaller 1.5 to 4.5 kVH standby generator sets has gone up.

The smaller 1.5 to 4.5 kVH is sold at GH¢500 and GH¢600, and the since most businesses rely on power it makes sense for people to come in for the generators.

Ghana is currently shedding between 440 and 650 Megawatts of power during off-peak and peak periods as a result of a production deficit.

The production shortfall has come about due to poor hydrology of the three main hydro-electric power stations – Akosombo, Bui and Kpong – as well as lack of gas from the West Africa Gas Pipeline in Nigeria.

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