The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) says Thursday’s cut in power in parts of the country was because its generators in the Aboadze enclave failed due to lack of gas supply.
Lapaz, Abeka, Achimota, Mataheko, Teshie were just a few of the areas affected by the blackout.
GRIDCo in a statement said the issue has been resolved and apologised for the inconvenience caused to electricity consumers.
[contextly_sidebar id=”mhVkkAB7h3Fk9DgC7dlJyDTFvzNeVo7W”]”The outages happened at 17:05 hours on Thursday, June 27, 2019, when all the generators in the Aboadze enclave i.e TAPCO, TICO and Ameri suddenly ceased operation due to the loss of gas supply feeding these generating plans.”
“All the generators which tripped had been reconnected to the National Interconnected Transmission System (NITS) by this morning and all Bulk Supply Points have been restored. We regret any inconvenience caused to customers and the general public.”
The company in the statement assured that it is still committed to providing adequate and timely electricity supply to Ghanaians.
“GRIDCo assures the general public that we will continue to work with all stakeholders to provide adequate and reliable electricity supply to customers.”
Dumsor: Bawumia laments GRIDCo’s power transmission deficiencies
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had earlier lamented the inability of GRIDCo to operate at optimum level in the country.
He said the company was struggling with transmission challenges as a result of obsolete distribution equipment.
Dr. Bawumia insisted that Ghana currently produces enough power but GRIDCO, the power distribution company, is unable to distribute it due to its old systems.
“Even though we don’t have problems with power generation capacity, we have some problems with the transmission. The GRIDCO network is old and it has been unable to invest in high capacity lines because of financial difficulties.”