Energy Minister commissions GHC30 million transformer to provide more power for Ghanaians

Energy Minister commissions GHC30 million transformer to provide more power for Ghanaians

- Ghana Grid Company Limited Ghana Limited (GRIDCO) and Sunon Asogli Power Plant have built a power plant in the Greater Accra region

- The plant, which costs $5.4 million dollars, would help boost power transmission and supply in Ghana

- GRIDCo invested $3.3 million whiles Sunon Asogli put in $2 million

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The Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu, has commissioned a 330/161 KV interconnecting Auto Transformer at Sunon Asogli Power Plant in Tema in the Greater Accra region.

The motive behind building the plant is to help boost power transmission and supply in Ghana.

Information available shows that the plant, which was built by the Ghana Grid Company Limited Ghana Limited (GRIDCO) and Asogli, cost $5.4 million dollars.

Energy Minister commissions GHC30 million transformer to provide more power for Ghanaians

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Per a report by citibusinessnews.com, GRIDCo invested $3.3 million whiles Sunon Asogli put in $2 million.

The project has commenced full-scale operation and entails the installation of a 200MVA Autotransformer.

This would help facilitate the evacuation of about 120MVA additional generation capacity from the Sunon Asogli power plant unto the grid.

The project would also provide flexibility in system operation by allowing power transfer between the 161 kV and 330 kV networks, thereby ensuring stable and reliable transmission of power.

Eventually, the added generation capacity being made accessible through the project will further make about 1,500-gigawatt-hours of electricity available per year to the national grid.

According to Amewu, in order to safeguard consistent power supply, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO), have also embarked on a programme to replace their obsolete equipment to enhance power distribution.

He added that customers who experience outages from time to time during the period of a replacement should support the plan behind the project.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu, has revealed that the government would pay GHC1 billion for the three months of relief from electricity bills by consumers.

According to him, the electricity produced would cover 4.8 million meters across Ghana.

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, President Akufo-Addo announced that the poorest of the poor in Ghana would pay nothing for electricity while residential and commercial users would pay 50% of the cost per month, using the March 2020 bill as a benchmark.

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