The Current Dumsor Situation:- Facts You Need to Know

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1. On Tuesday 20th November GRIDCO shed as much load as 300 Megawatts (enough power to supply the whole of Western, Eastern and Central Regions).

2. On Thursday 22nd November GRIDCO shed as much as 120 Megawatts (Enough to power Volta, Eastern and parts of Central Regions)

3. On Friday 23rd November GRIDCO shed about 300 Megawatts (Enough to power almost half of Accra and Tema, including industry)

4. KarPower ship, with 450 Megawatts is only generating 50 megawatts because government owes the fuel suppliers as much as 300million dollars.

5. Asogli is producing at minimal capacity because government is not paying.

6. Axa Power is producing at minimal capacity because Government owes them.

7. In total government owes the Independent Power Producers close to 900million dollars.

8. 300 Megawatts of load shedding is extremely acute, nearly the most shed in the history of any power crisis.

9. On the average power shedding under President Mahama was not more than 200 Megawatts.

10. Akosombo and Bui Power was operating at half capacity due to low water levels over a protracted period of almost 4 years.

Peter Boamah Otokunor
Deputy General Secretary – NDC

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