GRIDCo, ECG dismiss dumsor reports about ongoing works in Accra

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The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) together with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has refuted reports that there will be power outages in Accra from Saturday, April 9 till end of June.

The two major stakeholders in the power sector admitted that despite ongoing works within the period, they will not lead to dumsor as being reported.

“Whilst we confirm the reconstruction work on our transmission lines has commenced since Saturday, April 9, 2022, we wish to assure the public that the ongoing work will not lead to any DUMSOR.”

This was contained in a press release jointly released by GRIDCo and ECG on Sunday, April 10.

It said Phase 1 of the project, which was completed in November last year, was successfully undertaken “without any significant disturbance to power delivery in Accra and its environs”.

“Phase 2 of the exercise from Achimota Substation to Avernor will similarly not disrupt power delivery in Accra.”

This response comes after GRIDCo served notice of power outages in taking out of service two 16kV transmission lines.

“The outage will affect customers served by the Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG) distribution system crossing these transmission lines (between the Achimota Substation at Dzorwulu and Avenor in Accra) during the day, for the stated period.

“GRIDCo apologises for any inconvenience caused during the period,” GRIDCo concluded its statement on Friday, April 8.

But the latest press release insisted that the bulk supply points at Kasoa, Mallam, Accra Central, Pokuase and Achimota substations have enough transformer capacities to meet the desired demand without any load curtailment or loadshedding.

“We wish once again to reassure Ghanaians that GRIDCo and ECG are collaborating effectively to deliver power whilst the reconstruction work goes on,” the press release concluded.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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