Ghana 1000 gas-to-power project could be axed

Ghana’s flagship gas-to-power project may not receive approval as the country’s previous government signed too many power-purchase agreements Ghana’s flagship gas-to-power project may not receive approval as the country’s previous government signed too many power-purchase agreements.
By Miriam Malek 29 September 2017 0 27778
Official visit of ministers to Ghanaian power station Officials visit a power station in Ghana. (GridCo)

The Ghanaian government may refuse to approve the Ghana 1000 gas-to-power project because it will produce more electricity than the country’s grid can handle, one of the project’s shareholders has told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

“[The government] say they will have too much generation capacity,” the shareholder said, speaking on grounds of anonymity. “The possibility definitely exists that the government could say they don’t want it.”

The previous government has agreed to too many power-purchasing agreements (PPAs) and there is not enough capacity on the grid to...

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