- Residents living in Kasoa and its environs will experience 15 days of load-shedding and power outage
-The temporary load-shedding exercise is scheduled to take place from May 27, 2021
- The plan forms part of planned activities to allow technicians to integrate a new power substation into the national grid
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that residents of Kasoa and its environs will experience 15 days of load-shedding and power outage.
The technical controller at the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), William Amuna, noted that it forms part of planned activities to allow technicians to integrate a new power substation into the national grid.
The temporary load-shedding exercise is scheduled to take place from May 27, 2021.
Amuna noted that work on the new power substation is expected to take 12 days but three more days will be required to monitor and fix any hitches that may arise.
He made this known when Energy Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh visited the site of the ongoing project for the construction of a Bulk Supply Point (BSP) at Kasoa.
The Kasoa BSP is a 435 MWA capacity Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation, the second largest of its kind in the country.
It is being constructed to address low voltage and frequent power outage challenges caused by increasing domestic and industrial demand in Kasoa and its environs, including Senya Bereku, Bawjiase, and Nyanyanu.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on GBCGhanaonline, Amuna said the Aboadze –Tema- Volta Transmission Lines will go off for a week—between the 10th and 17th of May to allow work to be completed on the lines.
As a result, areas like Mallam, Kaneshie, and Dansoman will experience power cuts.
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.
Despite these unannounced power cuts, the Ghana Grid Company, (GRIDCo) said the country has enough power to supply.
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