250 megawatts coming as Government contracts Dubai power company
Following erratic power supply, government has clinched a deal wih a Dubai based company APR to bring in emergency power generators.
The deal was said to have been closed last week in Dubai. Sources say the 10 emergency power generators which is expected to come in April, will have the combined capacity to produce 250 megawatts of power.
The generators which will be installed at Aboadze will be powered by gas from the Atuabo Gas company.
Government will soon be turning to parliament for the whole deal to approved before the generators can come in .
The emergency power generators is expected to complement another 450megawatts from two power ships expected from Turkey possibly in April from power firm KARKPOWER .
According to persons close to the agreement, the initial challenge of raising funds for the deal has been addressed, following a 100 million dollar guarantee extended by GNPC to Turkish firm to bring in badge as well a letter of guarantee provided by the Ministry of Finance.
This should mean that the Turkish firm can take on government or fall on the guarantee provided by GNPC, if there is any breach in agreement in terms of payment for the power sold to Ghana.
The Turkish firm is expected to bring, another power ship however power ship before June .
According managers of power sector, these emergency power generators should help stabilize the current crises marginally within the next four months.