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Dumsor to return early 2017

Ghana is likely to experience a 15- day interruption in gas supply from February and the month of March, a letter written by the Volta River Authority (VRA) has revealed.

The VRA in the letter said that “power from Ameri Energy will also not be available during that period.”

The VRA has therefore asked managers of the power system to meet and come up with strategies to limit supply challenges.

“We shall be grateful if the system control manager will meet with our plant managers to manage the power system during the above stated period to limit any supply challenges,” the letter added.

The energy think tank, Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), has earlier predicted the comeback of the electricity crisis in 2017.

In a report titled ‘Beyond 2016 Elections, Energy Sector Priorities’, ACEP warned the return in April 2017 of the much-dreaded electricity crisis, popularly known as dumsor.

According to ACEP, dumsor’s comeback will be as a result of the inadequacy of fuel to power Ghana’s generation plants.

“Fuel supply has become more challenging as thermal generation will continue to dominate the sector”, the report said.

The power sector is regularly saddled with fuel shortages, especially gas, as the country struggles in order to pay its debts.

However, John Jinapor, the outgoing Deputy Minister of Power believes that the country has made significant preparations for the future deficit.

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