The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has written to the Electricity Company of Ghana [ECG], requesting it to interrupt power in the Volta and Oti regions so as to allow it undertake repair works on a transformer.
According to the statement with a “schedule intended to start from Thursday, March 18, 2021, through to Monday, March 22, 2021, is expected to affect almost the entire region”.
Parts of Ho, Adaklu Ahunda, Sogakope, Akatsi, Keta, Adidome, and its environs are expected to experience power outages.
“This request is to enable GRIDCo undertake repair works on their transformer that supplies power to both Volta and Oti Regions through the 69 KV transmission line from Asiekpe Bulk Supply Point,” it said.
Below is the full list of areas to be affected.
This comes on the back of speculations by a cross-section of Ghanaians about a seeming return to the days of erratic electricity supply; popularly known as ‘dumsor,’ following a March 7 scare.
The CEO of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Jonathan Amoako-Baah allayed the rising fear explaining that the “nature of the power system value chain, makes that impossible.”
“As a crucial part of the entire value chain, overseeing matters on the transmission aspect of the process, GRIDCo wants to assure the country and all related stakeholders that none of the key participants in the value chain is resting on their oars, in an effort to maintain stability, accessibility, consistency, and reliability of power supply at all times,” he stated on March 14.
By: Ernestina Afake | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana