The government has assured Ghanaians that the days of dumsor is not back.
This assurance comes after weeks of intermittent power supply in the country.
Some Ghanaians have called on the government to be bold and publish a load shedding timetable to help the situation.
But President’s representative at the Finance Ministry Charles Adu Boahen said there is no crisis in the energy sector.
“Our biggest challenge with the energy situation is the excess capacity, our installed capacity… and I think our peak demand is about 3000 megawatts and so we have 2000 megawatts of excess capacity.
“In terms of reliability of power, there is a recent incident with GRIDCo where there was a system shutdown”
“There is no energy crisis looming that I can assure you,” he stated.
The Ghana Grid Company, GRIDCo has also in a statement blamed gas supply challenges for the power outage experienced in parts of the country.
It said gas supply challenges from the offshore fields are to be blamed for the blackout on the night of Saturday, February 27, 2021.
GRIDCo stated that it “wishes to inform the general public that at approximately 18:55PM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 gas supply challenges emanating from the Offshore fields, led to the loss of power supply totalling about 1,000MW.”
According to the power transmitter, to prevent a total system shutdown, the power curtailment was carried out which affected major parts of the country.