Ghana aims for 10,000 Megawatts in 10 years

Dr Kwabena Donkor, Ghana’s Minister of Power, has undertaken to work towards the generation of 10,000 megawatts of electricity in 10 years.

“While adopting measures to solve the current power problems, I want us to lay the foundation for the actualization of 10,000 megawatts in 10 years.” he said.

The Minister was paying a working visit to the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO) and Tema Thermal Power Complex (TTPC). He called for ideas and deeds which would propel the country beyond the achievement of self sufficiency in electricity. “My passion is to see the country move into manufacturing and other mass employment projects which are powered by electricity. Valco has to work. We need to exploit the huge deposits of iron ore and do something better with it among others.”

At GRIDCO, Mr Frank Okyere, Operations Manager, took the Ministry through the operations of the company, including the workings of the system control centre where generation and transmission networks are monitored around the clock.

He said the video wall and operation consuls help engineers to make decisions based on evidence.

At TTPC, Mr Darlington Ahuble, Acting Plant Manager, said the plants would soon be modernized for increase capacity and efficiency.


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