Dumsor Set To Worsen As Akosombo Authorities Plan To Shut Down Three More Turbines Due To Dropping Water Level

Akosombo Dam

Akosombo Dam

If you thought you had endured the worst yet, you better find some new Kool-Aid to sip on.


Personally with the dumsor that I’m experiencing, I do not know how it could get any worse. But if we’re in this condition when they’re running on five turbines, try imagining what you’ll suffer on two turbines.

According to this Citi Fm report, authorities are planning to shut down three more turbines of the dam, as the level of water in the dam continues to worsen.

The dam is currently running five of its six turbines, so a shut down of three more would leave two to cater for the entire country.

Engineers believe if the turbines are not shut down as the water goes down, they might suffer irreversible damage.

Ebo Amoah, manager of electricals at the dam tells Citi News…

“The water level is dropping because it’s not raining in the north. It means when the levels go down, you cannot run all the machines at a certain point. We are looking at 240ft as the minimum level so at 240ft you need to take certain decisions, bringing some of the machines down.”

“We are not rising, we are dropping but very slowly. Once it’s dropping, we are likely to reduce power generation. Every year when the water level is going low, we shut down some generators. We’ve delayed in bringing the generators down. This is because one needs authorisation to do that so the powers that be should give that command so we go ahead and shut it down,” he added.

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