The Government has praised the efforts to enhance power generation in Ghana’s middle belt with the re-commissioning of VRA’s Ameri Plant, now named, the Anwomaso Thermal Power Plant (ATPP).

A delegation from GRIDCo, including Board Chairman Amb. Kabral Blay-Amihere, Board Member F.F. Antoh, Chief Executive Ing. Ebenezer Kofi Essienyi, Director of the Northern Network Department Ing. Ben Ntsin, Kumasi Area Manager Ing. Peter Acquah, Company Secretary Mrs. Ama Haywood-Dadzie, Ing. Papa Kojo Mensah, Special Assistant to the CE, and other GRIDCo staff, joined other guests at the event.

The VRA’s Board Chairman Tutu Agyare emphasized the Authority’s commitment to providing reliable power to advance Ghana’s development agenda. He highlighted the project’s significance to the national grid, stating, “Studies on this project have concluded that the power plant would become a pivotal infrastructure in the entire power system, serving as the median point in the nation’s power transmission network.“

Improved generation in the middle belt is expected to stabilise power voltages and reduce transmission losses, particularly as electricity demand rises in the North. President Akufo-Addo, in his remarks, encouraged domestic and foreign investors to invest in viable commercial structures that would utilise the resources within the middle and northern belts to accelerate the country’s growth and development.

The ATPP, anticipated to generate 250MW, is situated within the Anwomaso Substation enclave, where GRIDCo’s 330/161kV substations are located.

Earlier that day, GRIDCo’s delegation attended the commissioning of the Genser gas pipeline, which will supply the Anwomaso Thermal Power Plant (ATPP) and other planned plants in the enclave in the future.