Ghana: Sunon to venture into coal power production

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Sunon Asogli Power Plant in Ghana is set to start using coal to generate power, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Togbe Afede XIV has revealed.

According to him, the current power demand in the country requires other means of generation to eradicate deficit. He said feasibility studies on the coal power production project were underway for production – expected to be 700MW in the first phase. He also confirmed that plans to ensure generation of 1,200MW in Phase II were underway.

For several years now, the country has suffered unreliable power supply that affected businesses. Tema Harbour cold store owners have also expressed frustration with lack of power. However, President John Mahama has assured that Ghana will soon come out of the energy crisis it is experiencing a since some key power plants in the country will soon be revived to compliment the ones in operation.