The Energy and Associates Ghana has described as wasteful and unnecessary the relocation of the Ameri Thermal Plant from Aboadze to Anwomaso in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

The organization says Energy Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh in a memo to  the GNPC has an agreed plan to relocate the Ameri Thermal Plant from Aboadze to Anwomaso in Kumasi.

The alleged agreement, they say, will also necessitate the supply of natural gas between 50mmscfd to 75mmscfd at a minimum pressure of 41bar.

What this means, they allege, is that the GNPC-Genser Energy Ghana Ltd pipeline would have to be extended from Nyinahin to Kumasi to be able to transmit natural gas to the plant.

Ina release by the organization, they indicate the ministry by the memo sighted by The Energy & Associates further directs that these pipelines construction must be completed by 30th September, 2021.

They state, “First of all, we find this relocation very wasteful and unnecessary, at a time government is finding it very difficult to pay debts owed in the energy sector and also that deadlines given are overly ambitious.”

They explain the transformation capacity within the entire country is approximately 8,900MVA with a corresponding installed generating capacity of some 5,000MW. Out of this 5,000MW, the dependable capacity according to the 2021 Electricity Supply Plan is about 4,363MW.

With the maximum peak demanded recorded so far in 2021 as being 3,200MW, it implies that the transformation capacity in the country is adequate enough to cater for any demand at the request of consumers.