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Don’t Approve Ameri Relocation – Parliament Told

A resolution that requests the relocation of the Ameri power plant should not be approved, according to the Ghanaian think tank The Energy and Associates Ghana (TEAG). It claimed that such a move would be "absurd" and "technically incompetent."

According to a press release from TEAG dated Wednesday, June 22, Bui Hydroelectric Dam is currently "full and blasting full load capacity," providing power to the country's center belt. Notable is also the completion and ongoing power supply of the 330kV connection between Kumasi and Ouagadougou.

We stated in our prior publications about this move that any more generation will result in the "ferranti effect" and incur additional costs to inject condensers once Bui peaks and the installation of the 330kV lines to Burkina [Faso] are finished and in service.

According to the think tank, the construction of the gas pipeline from Nyinanyini to Ahomaso is the only reason for the relocation of the Ameri facility. "There are no power-related issues to be resolved; it is more of a procurement agenda."

Therefore, it rejected any such proposals since it thinks operating them will cost the nation $500 million. "Additionally, we recommend that the government scrap its plans to move the AKSA facility to Kumasi once more.

We are aware that the government intends to sell off these thermal plants (T3) to private operators in order to refocus VRA on exclusively managing hydropower (AKSA). We urge that the repowering of T3 be left to the government and VRA and not to any other third party, keeping this decision in mind.


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