Monday, 16 September

GRIDCo completes diversion works

General News
Diversion works have been completed on the Aboadze-Tema transmission line traversing the highway interchange at Pokuase, Accra, the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has said.

This was disclosed in a statement issued and signed by the Head of PR, Mr Albert Kwesi Quainoo, on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.

The diversion of the 330KV Aboadze-Tema transmission line led to power outages in parts of the country last week.

GRIDCo apologised to the general public for the blackouts experienced in western and central Accra as well as in the northern part of Ghana on Tuesday, 12 March 2019.

GRIDCo explained at the time that the outage occurred when some transmission lines in the west tripped together with all generating units at Aboadze, Bui, Asogli, Kpone and Kpong generating stations.

All transmission lines were restored by 19:12 hours but it took some time for some thermal generating units to restart, resulting in the long outage.

The outages came at a time that Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS) took over the management of power distribution from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)

GRIDCo also said in the statement that it appreciates “the support of the general public during the diversion works” and assured Ghanaians of its commitment “to work with all stakeholders to provide reliable electricity supply to consumers.”

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

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