ECG Turns Off Power At 16 Locations In Accra After Heavy Rains Flood Substations

ECG Turns Off Power At 16 Locations In Accra After Heavy Rains Flood Substations

  • The ECG has said power will be cut off at some 16 locations in the capital because its substations have been flooded
  • The power distributor mentioned areas such the Ridge enclave, La township, parts of Burma Camp, among others
  • The ECG said the rainstorm which hit Greater Accra from Monday till Tuesday dawn flooded the substations

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Power distributor, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has announced that at least 16 locations in the capital will suffer power cuts as heavy rains flood its substations.

Flooded substation
A flooded substation. Source: Facebook/TVA
Source: Facebook

In a statement released on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, the ECG said the rainstorm which hit Greater Accra from Monday till Tuesday dawn has flooded its substation at La Primary and Accra Central Bulk Supply Point on the Graphic Road.

“Consequently, the ECG has shut down the two substations to safeguard and secure the network,” the statement posted on Facebook indicated.

According to the ECG, power will be cut off in the following areas:

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1. Tsaadoman township,

2. La township,

3. Trade fair,

4. Parts of Burma Camp,

5. Teshie Tebibianor,

6. Teshie Maami,

7. South Industrial area,

8. Kingsway,

9. Adabraka township,

10. Odornaa,

11. The Ridge enclave,

12. Zongo Lane,

13. Workers College,

14. Laterbiokoshie,

15. Sukura,

16. Appiah Dankwah and surrounding areas.

Energy Ministry Explains Erratic Electricity Supply; Dismisses Claims Dumsor Is Back

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that the Energy Ministry has said the recent intermittent cuts in electricity supply are caused by glitches in equipment and not a sign that dumsor is returning.

Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu said some experts who have explained the intermittent power cuts as a sign that dumsor is returning have exaggerated the issue.

“In the energy sector, you are basically dealing with machines. Just like your car sometimes, you would expect that it will serve you smoothly but midway to your workplace or destination, it develops some technical faults. This is the situation sometimes with our power value chain infrastructure,” he told YEN.com.gh.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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