Power outages to affect Accra, Winneba – GRIDCo

he Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) says only Accra and Winneba will experience power outages in the coming days following construction works on its main lines and at the main Pokuase sub station.

This, according to the Director of System Operations of GRIDCo, Mr Mark Baah is to allow the company facilitate some key projects to ensure power supply reliability in the Greater Accra Region.

At a press briefing in Accra Thursday [April 1, 2021], Mr Baah said in order for the projects to be completed the contractors have requested for some outages because as they build they have to connect it to the current system.

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He added that “Pokuase will now allow the ECG the flexibility to meet demand in to northern part of Accra and in case there are challenges elsewhere in Accra, load can easily be moved to that area. So Pokuase will improve supply reliability in that area.”

He further stated that the demand for electricity is very high in Kasoa, hence, a substation is being built in Kasoa.

“Kasoa currently is being supplied from Mallam and Winneba. And that is accompanied by a lot of outages and so much loss within the distribution network. So Kasoa is being constructed and will be completed in August or September. Pokuase will be completed by June, July”

All these projects according to him, can only be completed on time when there is a planned power outage in the area.

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