Some parts of Accra to experience power cuts as ECG undertakes planned maintenance work

Some parts of Accra to experience power cuts as ECG undertakes planned maintenance work

- ECG has announced that it would be undertaking planned maintenance works in the Greater Accra Region

- It is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2021, between 9 am to 5 pm

- ECG said the repair works are aimed at improving service delivery in the region

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has announced that it would be undertaking planned maintenance works in the Greater Accra Region.

The planned maintenance exercise is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2021, between 9 am to 5 pm.

A statement sighted by YEN.com.gh from the ECG said the repair works are aimed at improving service delivery in the region.

Tabora, Racecourse, Bankyease, Yellow house, Ofankor Seven Great, Kissehman, Ashaley Botwe, Little Roses, and Achimota Golf Park have been earmarked as the areas to be affected.

Some parts of Accra to experience power cuts as ECG undertakes planned maintenance work
Some parts of Accra to experience power cuts as ECG undertakes planned maintenance work Photo credit: graservices.com
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, over the last few weeks, there have been incessant power cuts in various parts of the country.

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Despite these unannounced power cuts, the Ghana Grid Company,(GRIDCo) has said the situation is not as Ghanaians are thinking, following comments in the media and on social media platforms that the country is back to the days of load shedding.

According to GRIDCo, the country has enough power to supply and there is no way the power outages popularly known as Dumsor is back.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) stated it had no intention of a nationwide load shedding program like is being circulated in the news.

According to GRIDCo, what some parts of Accra are experiencing was 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.

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.

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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.

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