- GRIDCo has stated that it has no intentions of nationwide loadshedding programme like is being circulated in the news
-The company said what parts of Accra is experiencing is part of a couple of projects to boost power supply in Accra
- The projects are expected to be completed in the months of June and July
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The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has stated that it has no intentions of nationwide loadshedding programme like is being circulated in the news.
According to GRIDCo, what some parts of Accra are experiencing, is part of a couple of projects to boost power supply reliability in the Greater Accra Region.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, GRIDCo noted that the ongoing projects appear to have heightened perceptions of impending nationwide power cuts.
“GRIDCo wishes to assure the general public that it has no intention of embarking on a nationwide loadshedding programme,” it stressed in the statement.
It listed the projects as the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)-funded Pokuase Substation and Kasoa Bulk Supply Point installations and the French Development Agency (AFD)-funded Tema-Accra Transmission Line reinforcement project.
The projects are expected to be completed in the months of June and July.
GRIDCo noted that at some point during the process, the contractors will need to interconnect to the current transmission system.
For this to happen, there will be intermittent power outages at different periods to “safely connect the new installations”.
This is because there will be more outages as GRIDCo continues the upgrade of its systems.
The upgrade is expected to be completed in July.
“The contractors are asking for some outages at some particular places so these are the areas where we are looking at a discussion with some key stakeholders like ECG and NEDCo so we can arrive at some appreciable timetable to communicate where there is the need for outages to happen,” Corporate Communications Manager at GRIDCo, Ebenezer Amankwah, stated on Joy News’ PM: Express.
Places that could see maintenance work in the coming weeks include Pokuase sub-station, Kasoa bulk supply point, Achimota-Volta transmission line among others. Amankwah’s disclosure is coming weeks after he said the country was not back to the debilitating days of lingering erratic power supply, christened ‘Dumsor’.
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