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Zimbabwe power utility reverts to “normal” load shedding hours

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has reverted to Stage 1 load shedding after fixing a fault at the Hwange Thermal Power...
electricity

Zimbabwean power utility begins load shedding to manage power shortfall

Power utility Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) began load shedding Monday to manage a power shortfall caused by limited generation and reduced...
power

South African opposition blames state capture for load shedding

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday blamed state capture for the resumption of load shedding that is currently gripping South Africa. Since last...
power ship

GRIDCo Boss Markdown Power Crisis Over Early Rains

Local media reports quoted the Chairman of the Load Management Committee, William Amuna, as saying that, in spite of disruptions in the country's energy...
Dumsor

Load Shedding Returns In Two Weeks

The Ministry says the expected load shedding may result from their decision to rest some hydro plants, which will reduce the power generation capacity. This...
Atuabo Gas Processing Plant

Atuabo Gas Plant Flaring and the environmental dangers

Information gathered by the Economy Times indicates that, Jubilee Field will be flaring gas for the two-week period that the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant...

Ghana needs GH₵4.5 billion annually to tackle load shedding

Deputy Power Minister John Abdulai Jinapor disclosed this at a news conference in Accra Wednesday January 13, 2016. “We require about $98 million, which is...
THEY SIGNED THE DEAL: The 9.september VG met Ghanas energy and power minister Dr.Kwabenda Donkor at the government quarter in Accra. He confirms that Umar Farooq Zahoors from Oslo had a key role in the agreement. PHOTO: HARALD HENDEN

Ghana’s power minister resigns a day after declaring load shedding over

This came just a day after his ministry had issued a statement declaring an end to the Load Shedding exercise in electricity supply that...

Ghana announces end to years-long load shedding

In a statement issued in Accra by Kweku Sersah-Johnson, head of public affairs, the Ministry of Power, assured the public that it shall continue...
Dumsor

Power Generation Matching Demand, But Dumsor Not Over – GRIDco

William Amuna who was speaking on Multi TV’s news analysis show The Pulse, hopes the current situation where power generation is meeting demands remains. "We...
Eskom

No more load shedding this summer in South Africa – Eskom

The utility said it plans to meet growing demand for electricity 100 percent of the summer time. "We will implement stage one load shedding...
Load shedding

I will not keep quiet till load shedding is over

As someone who is barely in his mid-twenties, I am expected to appreciate whatever is handed over to me like a dog. I am expected...
Power Barge

Power barges to arrive in two weeks

According to the initial arrange­ment, the barge was scheduled to set sail yesterday but had to be resched­uled to tomorrow. Government officials and se­lected media...
ECG

When will the load shedding end?

Even though the President has served notice that his Power Minister Dr Kwabena Donkor would soon announce the end of power shedding arrangements,...
ecg ghana

Ghanaians will pay more for power if load shedding will end

Phone-ins, text messages into radio stations, contributors on social media and The aL-hAJJ?s interaction with some Ghanaians revealed majority of them are willing to...
Load shedding

Load shedding to continue till 2016

Kwame Jantuah and Kwadwo Poku say a lack of planning and misplaced priorities by managers of the energy sector have translated into the current...

Hundred multiplied by zero equals zero – Tarzan

The other was plagiarized by an unscrupulous white man who used the piece in whole in a book about the 1st President of the...
ECG

Load shedding to get worse due to gas shortage and floods

No official reasons have been given but Francis Abban of Joy News' Energy Desk has gleaned that technical problems with a fuse at N-Gas...
Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor

Nyaho Tamakloe calls for dismissal of power minister

Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe said if the minister failed to resign and apologise he should be relieved of his position by the President. Dr Donkor lost his...
President Mahama

Mahama tells Ghanaians to brace themselves for power hikes

He said once Ghana was going to rely more on thermal for power generation, which is more expensive compared to hydro, the cost of...
Power Plant

Load shedding to improve as power plants arrive on October 24

The arrival of the AMERI plants would come as good news for the country?s power sector as one of the power ships from Turkey...
solar

UENR gets solar manufacturing and assembling plant

Currently discussions are on-going between the University and Zoomlion, a Ghanaian Waste Management Company and SolarGrid, a Canadian Company to form partnership for the...
mining

Coal miners’ strike could crumble economy

30,000 South African workers in the coal industry downed their tools on October 4 over a wage dispute. This strike was organized by the National Union...
Gas

Government is unaware of Nigeria’s threat to cut gas supply to Ghana

The VRA is said to owe N-Gas more than $182 million and the Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) about $150 million, a situation...

What is wrong with ECG?

The Power Sector has been very much in the news this past week. News of the scheduled October arrival of the first of two...
solar

Solar is the solution to Ghana’s energy woes

Dear reader, again, the 1964 speech by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of blessed memory, fifty-one (51) years ago, when Dr. Nkrumah asked Ghanaians to begin...
Power Barge

Load shedding to ease as power barges arrive in November

According to GRiDCO, the Karpower ship from Turkey is already heading to Ghana, but will delay. This is the third time the arrival date has...
Akosombo Dam

The pros and cons of alternative power sources

Hydropower had solely provided electricity for Ghanaians for many decades until late 1990s. Currently, hydro is still in the lead with the installed capacity...
Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama speaks at the Sustainable Development Summit at United Nations headquarters in New York on Sept. 27, 2015.(Xinhua/Li Muzi)

President Mahama appeals to Israel to stop encroaching on Palestine lands

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, President Mahama said Ghana supported a ?two-state solution? to the Palestine-Israeli conflict. "To this end we call for...
Kwame Nkrumah

There was no load shedding during Nkrumah’s regime

"....A mere nine (9) years after independence...2 more turbine engines were ready to be installed for a total of 883MW...at Akosombo. Ghana had at...