More blackouts expected as GRIDCo urges PDS to redistribute power

Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has served discover that households ought to anticipate power cuts over the subsequent 5 days after it suggested the Power Distribution Service (PDS) to start the redistribution of power.

This is following the disruption from the development of the street interchange on the Pokuase-APC junction which has taken the 33kV Aboadze-Tema.

The disruption has “limited the capacity of the transmission network,” GRIDCo stated in an announcement.

“GRIDCo had accordingly advised Power Distribution Services (PDS) to redistribute loads at various Bulk Supply Points to ensure system stability. This may result in outages to some electricity consumers,” the assertion stated.

The nation has been hit with main blackouts this previous week.

This week marked the fourth time in three years that Ghana has confronted near-total grid shutdowns.

The blackouts have been attributed to ongoing development of the street interchange at Pokuase, which has necessitated the diversion of GRIDCo’s 330kV transmission line towers that runs from Tema to Aboadze in that neighborhood.

The Chief Executive Officer GRIDCo Jonathan Amoako-Baah had earlier stated he expected the challenges to final for a couple of days.

The firm has additionally harassed that there isn’t a load shedding ongoing.

“There is enough stock for the generation stations to provide the electricity we need in Ghana. We are having these challenges and difficulties because of the project at Pokuase. There is no dumsor. When we finish this work, we are going to go back to the reliability of supply that we have been used to in the past.”

Minister of Energy Peter Amewu additionally assured that power can be normalised in some 5 days.

Aside from these challenges, PDS, which not too long ago took over power distribution from the Electricity Company of Ghana, has assured that it receives sufficient power to distribute to Ghanaians.

Also allaying load-shedding fears, the Director of Communications at PDS, William Boateng, “we have enough generation at our end. If we are off, it means that we have announced planned maintenance.”

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa | | Ghana

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