Electricity supply went down by more than 50% on Saturday – GRIDCo

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Electricity supply in Ghana went down by more than 50% over the weekend due to a system disturbances, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has confirmed.

GRIDCo says Ghana consumes over 3000megawatts of power in the peak hour but what the nation experience was less than 1500megawatts, which is less than 50%.

Regions such as Greater Accra, Western, Central, Middle and Northern parts of the country experienced power outages in the evening of Saturday, May 7, 2022.

GRIDCo explained that the May 7 power outages in parts of the country were a result of a system disturbance caused by faulty equipment on the Takoradi Extension–Winneba line.

In a statement, it said this caused all generating plants in Aboadze, Bui and Kpong to shut down.

Plants in Tema were also forced to shut down, with the exception of the Kpone Thermal Power Plant.

Reacting to the development on 3FM’s Sunrise hosted by Alfred Ocansey on Monday, May 9, 2022, the Manager at the Executive Office of GRIDCo, Bernard Gyan, explained that “not the entire country went off”.

“We were able to salvage and supply about 1500 megawatts of power and around 11:30pm on the same day, power was restored and we apologized for that”.

He said “the peak demand is over 3000megawatts but we were doing below 50% of electricity nationwide”.

Mr. Gyan said “currently, power has been restored to all parts of the country so those who do not have power by now may be a local problem so they have to consult the ECG”.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana

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