ECG MD Says They Are To Release Load Shedding Timetable

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The director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Mr Kwame Agyeman-Budu has said the state power distributor are going to be releasing a load shedding timetable for areas which will be suffering from the upkeep work being done by the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo).

“We are arising with a planned schedule for the areas that are getting to be affected. The areas are grouped into four.

“It has been scheduled in such how that no single customer will see the outage throughout for the eight days.

“They will see probably 12 hours outage within the day time; subsequent three days they’re going to experience the outage within the already dark . it’ll be rotated,” he said after a media tour of the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point on Tuesday April 20.

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) says works on the Pokuase Power Substation would be completed by July this year.

GRIDCo said its engineers have indicated that the project will end in some power outages within the capital.

The Pokuase Bulk Supply Point, the biquadrate supply under the us government through its agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, is supporting the project to enhance the standard of power supplied to the northern parts of Accra.

This will also address power supply challenges like the frequent power outages and low voltages which result from increased power demand in Accra and surrounding towns.

Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who led the delegation to examine the project said it’s become necessary for Ghanaians to know the continued power situation and government is making effort to form power supply more reliable.

“We plead with you in touch with us. This has become necessary due to government’s investment within the power sector. the thought is to form power supply even better after the works are done”. He stated.

Chief military officer of GRIDCo, Mr Jonathan Amoako-Baah, explained, the present challenges are necessary for the development of the facility situation within the country.

Technical controller at MIDA, Emmanuel Amuna, explained the challenges households and businesses in Accra will face when the Pokuase point goes to be connected to the national power system .

“During that point , we’ll not have power supply from Aboadze to the Volta Region. which will involve some load shedding in Accra. We expect about 100 megawatts during the height period and 50 megawatts during off peak period,” he stressed.

The 33.5 million dollar Pokuase BSP is that the first 330kV in Accra and therefore the largest within the country when completed.

The Project are going to be developed under the prevailing 330kV Aboadze-Volta-Lome cable at Pokuase.

Construction began in April 2019.