ECG releases 8-day 'dumsor' timetable for Accra to finish work on Pokuase Bulk Supply Point

ECG releases 8-day 'dumsor' timetable for Accra to finish work on Pokuase Bulk Supply Point

- The energy minister has stated that there is no ‘dumsor’ in the country

- According to him, the challenges being experienced are due to maintenance works

- There have been incessant power outages in the country lately

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has released the much-anticipated timetable for power outages in Accra as part of projects to “improve power supply reliabilities and system voltages.”

ECG releases 8-days 'dumsor' timetable for Accra to finish work on Pokuase Bulk Supply Point
Energy Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh
Source: UGC

In this regard, the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) which nears completion will require a tie-in to GRIDCO’s 330kv transmission line.

“This exercise will require a complete shutdown of the 330kv line thereby affecting power reliability to the main Mallam BSP,” ECG stated in a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh.

The tie-in works will take eight days, from Monday, May 10 to Monday, May 17, 2021, and will affect power supply to the North-Eastern parts of Accra.

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Below are the affected areas divided into four groups

Group A - Power off on May 10 and May 14 during the day and power off at night on May 12 and May 16.

Nsakina, Oduman, Odorkor Official Town, Awoshie, Odorgonno, Mallam Abease, Top Base (Gbawe), Kokompe, Zamrama Line, Banana Inn, Chorkor, Korle Gonno, Gbegbeyse, Shiabu, Kwashi-Bu, Abeka Lapaz, Nii Boye Town, Alhaji, Sowutuom, Ablekuma New Town, Dansoman Control, Market, GBC Staff Quarters, Old barrier, Opeikuma, Ashalaja, Lamptey Mills (Kasoa).

Group B - Power off during the day on May 12 and May 16 and power off during the night on May 10 and May 14.

Lower McCarthy, Mallam, Gbawe, Agape junction, Bubiashie, Demod, Abossey Okai, Santa Maria, Bortianor, Red Top, New Aplaku, Mataheko, Dansoman SSNIT Flats, Glefe, Nyanyano, Nyanyano Kakraba, Iron City, Breku, Tuba.

Group C - Power off during the day on May 11, May 15, May 17, and power off during the night on May 13.

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Sakaman, Hansonic, Upper McCarthy Hill, Tetegu, Melcom Plus Industrial Area, Abeka Market, Lartebiokorshie, Tantra Hill, Nyamekye, Pokuase ACP Estates, Amasaman, Anyaa, NIC, Nsumfa, Antieku, Bortianor, Wesley Grammar, Ayigbe Town, Korkordzor, Banana Inn, Mamprobi New Town.

Group D - Power off during the day on May 13 and power off at night on May 11, May 15, May 17,

Odorkor, St. Anthony, Djaman township, Oblogo, Salaga market, CMB Flats, Mamprobi, Soko, Taifa, Ofankor, Asofa, Alhajo, Tabora, Chantan, Israel, Fadama, North Kaneshie, Joma, NIC Top, Seminary, Sowutuom Last Stop, Ablekuma Curve, Russia, Sukura, Kokrobite, Bortianor, Osofo Dadzie, Datus.

It will be recalled the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, said in an earlier YEN.com.gh report that Ghana will not slip back into the prolonged period of outages between 2012 and 2016 christened ‘Dumsor’.

The minister’s remarks come on the back of incessant power cuts in various parts of the country in the past, heightening fears among Ghanaians that the country is gradually moving towards the unbearable ‘Dumsor’ era.

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Despite these unannounced power cuts, the Ghana Grid Company, (GRIDCo) said the country has enough power to supply.

That notwithstanding, it revealed that it was in talks with ECG and NEDCo to roll out a timetable for power outages across the country.

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