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14.10.2013 General News

Ghana To Produce 555 MW Of Power By 2016

By Ghanaian Chronicle
Ghana To Produce 555 MW Of Power By 2016

Ghana's Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has revealed that the country is on the edge of achieving its target of generating 555 MW of power by the end of 2016.

To this end, he noted that the government had created an enabling environment for independent power producers to invest in the country.

The Minister, who was speaking during a meeting with officials from Hunan Electric Power and Hunan Construction Engineering Group Corporation at the Ministry in Accra, over the weekend, said the country's energy demand was growing fast and needed massive investment.

The Hunan officials are in the country to facilitate their plan to build a 555MW combined-cycle plant at the Domunli power enclave in the Western Region.

According to Cai Pai, Managing Director of the Group, his company's interest in the country's energy sector stemmed from the seriousness Ghana attaches to ensuring that it has enough power generation to meet increasing demand.

He said the project will be in two phases. The first will be a 370MW plant with the second phase being a 185MW plant, Pai added.