We’re sorry for Tuesday’s power outage – GRIDCo

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The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo)  has apologized for the blackout that hit some parts of the country on Tuesday evening.

A number of places including Lapaz, Abeka, Sowutum, Kasoa, Tema, Kwashieman, Odorkor, Awoshie and parts of northern Ghana were without electricity for hours in the evening, with some areas remaining without electricity until Wednesday morning.

Authorities blamed the situation on “system failure.”

In a statement issued a day after the development, GRIDCO apologized sincerely to the general public for outages in some parts of the country including the West, the North and some parts of Accra.

The company further expressed its commitment to work assiduously with its partners to provide enough power to the public.

“GRIDCo assures the general public that we will continue to work with all stakeholders to provide adequate supply to customers.”

Full statement

“The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) sincerely apologizes to the general public for outages in some parts of the country including the West, the North and some parts of Accra.

The outage happened at 19:08hours on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, when some transmission line in the west tripped together with all generating units at Aboadze, Bui, Asogli, Kpone and the Kpong Generating Stations.

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

By 06. 57 hours this morning all Bulk Supply Points had been restored.

GRIDCo assures the general public that we will continue to work with all stakeholders to provide adequate supply to customers.”

PDS blames widespread dumsor on technical challenges

Power Distribution Ghana (PDS)  blamed the widespread power outages in the country on what it describes as technical challenges.

The company in a statement said the challenges have resulted in a cut in power supply to its Mallam and Graphic Bulk Supply points hence the outages.

“The Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS), wishes to inform the general public especially our cherished customers that, due to technical challenges upstream, power supply to our Mallam Bulk Supply Point and Graphic Road has been curtailed. This has caused power outage within the Western and the Central parts of Accra,” PDS explained in the statement.

Ghana hit with first nationwide Dumsor since PDS takeover of ECG

The blackout affected  Western, Central and parts of Accra

This comes weeks after the Electricity Company of Ghana handed over operations of the company to Power Distribution Services (PDS).

The takeover took place in February 2019.

PDS is expected to turnaround the operations of ECG to make it profitable.

In addition, the new management is expected to improve access to electricity while cutting down on waste in the system to block all leakages that drain the financials of ECG.

By: Nii Larte Lartey | citinewsroom.com |Ghana | [email protected]

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