'Dumsor' - Power outages has been on going since the reign of the former president of Ghana, His excellency John Agyekum Kuffour till the current government / governance. This has caused destructions to many lives and properties in the country.
In Ghana, dumsor is a persevering, sporadic, and capricious electric blackout. The regular Ghanaian power outages are brought about by power supply lack. Ghanaian creating limit by 2015 was 400-600 megawatts, not as much as what Ghana required. Ghanaian power wholesalers routinely shed burden with planned power outages. Toward the start of 2015, the dumsor plan went from 24 hours with light and 12 without to 12 hours with light and 24 without. The long power outages stand out from the training in different nations, where power outages roll quickly so no neighborhood is without power for over each hour in turn. The re-presentation of dumsor in 2019 without distributing the essential burden shedding plan joined the term dumsaa importance off for a significantly lengthy timespan or off constantly.
These power outages can be solved if the Hydro-elctric sector do the following.
1.Efficient Checks And Utilization of the Akosombo Dam.
The Akosombo Dam, otherwise called the Volta Dam, is a hydroelectric dam on the Volta River in southeastern Ghana in the Akosombo canyon and part of the Volta River Authority. The development of the dam overflowed part of the Volta River Basin, and prompted the resulting making of Lake Volta. The flooding that made the Lake Volta supply dislodged numerous individuals and fundamentally affected the neighborhood climate. Lake Volta is the biggest man-made lake on the planet by surface territory. It covers 8,502 square kilometers (3,283 sq mi), which is 3.6% of Ghana's property region. With a volume of 148 cubic kilometers, Lake Volta is the world's third biggest man-made lake by volume, the biggest being Lake Kariba which is situated among Zimbabwe and Zambia in Southern Africa and contains 185 cubic kilometers of water. The basic role of the Akosombo Dam was to give power to the aluminum business. The Akosombo Dam was classified "the biggest single interest in the monetary improvement plans of Ghana." The dam is likewise critical for giving most of both Togo and Benin's power, albeit the development of the Adjarala Dam desires to decrease these nations' dependence on imported power. The dam's unique electrical yield was 912 megawatts (1,223,000 hp), which was moved up to 1,020 megawatts (1,370,000 hp) in a retrofit project that was finished in 2006.
2.The Gov't must build at least two additional dams to help the Akosombo Dam.
The Akosombo Dam must be helped with the addition of others efficient and effective dams in order to prevent power outages.
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