More power outages are expected as the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) works to update its systems.
The company blames the latest widespread power outages across the country on continuing transmission system expansion, which will last until July.
Ebenezer Amankwah, GRIDCo’s Corporate Communications Manager, said a timeline for the planned outages is being worked out.
On Monday, he said on PM Express, “When you look through the value chain, there are main ventures underway only to improve transmission, connectivity, efficiency, and even distribution.”
The Pokuase sub-station, Kasoa bulk supply point, and Achimota-Volta transmission line, among others, are among the Accra areas that could see maintenance in the coming weeks, according to him.
The contractors on these schemes, according to Mr. Amankwah, have demanded the outages in order to promote their work on the infrastructure.
“The contractors are requesting some outages in specific locations,” he said. “These are the areas where we are looking to have a conversation with some main partners including ECG and NEDCo so we can come up with a reasonable timeline to coordinate where outages are required,” he said.
Meanwhile, John Abdulai Jinapor, Ranking Member of Parliament’s Mines and Energy Committee, has stated that Ghana’s energy market is on the verge of collapse due to a failure to reform the infrastructure.
The former Deputy Energy Minister’s submission follows the Auditor-latest General’s survey, which reported a debt of around 230 million dollars owing to the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo).