The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), responsible for power transmission in Ghana, has recently carried out an initial evaluation of the Gas Insulated System (GIS) Substation Facility operated by Twin City Energy, formerly known as Amandi Energy. This facility is situated in Aboadze, located in the western region of Ghana.
Functioning as a Combined Cycle Power Plant, the facility boasts an impressive installed capacity of 200 megawatts. It comprises both a gas turbine and a steam turbine, capable of utilizing either crude oil or natural gas as its primary fuel source.
According to a report by GhanaWeb, the inspection was led by Ing Ebenezer Essienyi, the Chief Executive of GRIDCo. He was accompanied by Ing Mark Baah, Director of the Southern Network Department; Ing Vincent Boachie, Director of Engineering; and a team from the Technical Services Department (TSD), Southern Network Department (SND), and the Takoradi Operational Area.
The team from GRIDCo was warmly welcomed by the Amandi Energy team, headed by Ing Richard Badger, General Manager and Director of the Twin City Energy Independent Power Producer (IPP).
Ing Badger emphasized the significance of the pre-inspection, stating, “This preliminary assessment marks the initial steps towards the transition of the substation facility’s management from Amandi Energy to GRIDCo.”
After achieving energization on May 8, 2019, the Amandi Energy GIS power plant and its associated balance of plant officially commenced full commercial operations on July 30, 2021.