12 October 2012 – Ghanaweb reports that Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, the country’s deputy minister of energy, has expressed government’s willingness to deal with the erratic power supply in the country.
He says government is working with various sector agencies to deal with the issue of erratic power supply resulting from overloads and low voltages.
The Bui hydroelectric plant which is to begin operating in 2013 forms part of this plan. Fuseini notes that Ghana had recorded an increased electricity generation capacity from 1,800 MW in 2009 to 2185.5 MW, with an addition of 375.5 MW in 2012. However, even though Ghana has increased its generation capacity, the country is still facing challenges relating to capacity within the system during peak periods.
The Bui hydroelectric plant is expected to provide an additional 400 MW to the electricity generation capacity. In all, government expects to add 750 MW of new generating capacity in the next 12 months.