Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama was presented with General Electric (GE)’s ‘Ghana 1000 power project’ at the Peduase Lodge on Tuesday. CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt, said that the US$1 billion thermal power project will have a generation capacity of 1 200MW and will be completed in September 2016.
The power initiative is a joint venture between Endeavor Energy, Eranove, Sage Petroleum and the Ghanaian government where the goal is to develop the biggest ‘integrated gas power project in sub-Saharan Africa’, GhanaWeb reported.
With a commitment to provide affordable and sustainable power supply to local communities, the initiative includes a floating storage and regasification system to allow for the mobilisation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to remote locations where small quantities can be easily transported via car or truck.
President Mahama said that ‘this will be the single largest injection of power into our transmission grid in history’.
Ghana relies on hydropower as its dominant power source, however with water reserves running low the government needs to integrate various other energy sources into its energy mix. The introduction of LNG falls in line with this strategy.
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