An expected shortfall in electrical power generation has prompted Ghana National Petroleum Corp. (GNPC) to develop its offshore Tano oil and gas fields to fuel a coastal power station. Ghana has about 1.2 million kw of power generating capacity throughout the country largely based on hydroelectric plants operated by state utility Volta River Authority (VRA). However, water reservoir depletion is reducing capacity while many of the power stations are due for long term maintenance in the next 5 years. "This means 140,000 kw is required initially to replace these expected losses," said Ian Knights, associate director and Ta...

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