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VRA Calls on IPGG CEO to Stop Misleading Ghanaians

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The Volta River Authority (VRA) strongly refutes claims made by the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Power Generators, Ghana (IPGG), Dr. Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor, regarding the impact of its export activities on energy supply to the Ghanaian market.

In a statement released on Sunday, March 24, the VRA dismissed Dr. Apetorgbor’s assertions as both incorrect and misleading.

According to the VRA, its operations within Ghana are governed by the Electricity Market Oversight Panel (EMOP), not solely by the VRA itself.

The statement emphasized that since 1972, the VRA has consistently supplied power to neighboring countries while fulfilling its mandate to provide reliable and cost-effective electricity to Ghana. It clarified that the allocation of power generated from the Akosombo and Kpong hydropower stations is overseen by the EMOP, ensuring that Ghana’s energy needs are prioritized in line with government policies aimed at optimizing the nation’s hydro resources in the long term.

The VRA highlighted its role in providing the most affordable power to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) at a rate of 2.5 cents per kilowatt, in contrast to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) who charge an average of 10 cents per kilowatt.

The VRA reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to serving Ghana and assured that its power distribution activities are closely monitored and supervised by the EMOP.