All set for commissioning of Kumasi 1 Thermal Power Plant today; President, Otumfuo, Energy Minister in attendance

All is set for the commissioning of the first ever Thermal Power Plant in the middle belt of the country today.
Known as Kumasi 1 Thermal Power Plant (K1TPP), the 250 MW plant is located at Anwomaso, in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be joined by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Minister of Energy, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh for the historic commissioning ceremony.

Relocation of AMERI Plant
In 2022, the VRA announced its intension to relocate the AMERI Power Plant from its Aboadze base in the Western Region to a site adjacent to the GRIDCo K2 BSP 161kV/330kV substation at Anwomaso.

The project is intended to optimize electricity generation and improve supply reliability to meet electricity demand growth in the middle belt of Ghana.

In line with the EPA Act 490, 1994 and the LI 1652, 1999, the VRA submitted a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of the proposed undertaking to the Environmental Protection Agency for review.

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