Dumsor looms: Pay us or we shut down – IPPs to Gov’t

Ghana may soon plunge into darkness just like it witnessed during the days of Mr. John Dramani Mahama as President of the Republic, if government fails to act swiftly.

The country is heavily indebted to the Chamber of Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Distributors and Bulk Consumers who have served notice of shutting down if the West African nation fails to settle at least 80% of their overdue receivables worth US$1billion.

“We would like to inform you about our firm resolve to withdraw our services in the coming days ad infinitum. This action follows our demand on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Government of Ghana (GoG) to settle at least 80% of our overdue receivables worth about US$1billion, as a matter of urgency and priority”, a letter from the Chamber of Independent Power Producers, Distributors and Bulk Consumers dated November 12, 2020, and signed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor, addressed to the CEO of Ghana Grid Company Limited and copied to the Minister of Energy, in part read.

It added “The respective Central Control Room (CCR) of the IPPs are expected to communicate with the GRIDCo’s System Control Center.

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