The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have refuted reports that there will be power outages also known as dumsor in Accra from Saturday, April 9 till the end of June.
The two major stakeholders in the power sector also admitted that despite ongoing works within the period, they will not lead to dumsor as being reported.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the Management of GRIDCo and ECG.
“Our attention has been drawn to press reports with headlines such as DUMSOR TO HIT ACCRA FOR 84 DAYS in reference to a public statement issued by GRIDCo, which announced the commencement of the reconstruction of transmission lines from Achimota to Mallam substations”, it said.
It added that “whilst we confirm the reconstruction work on our transmission lines has commenced on Saturday, April 9, 2022, we wish to assure the public that the ongoing work will not lead to any DUMSOR.”
According to them, Phase 1 of the reconstruction exercise of the transmission line from Mallam Substation to Avenor was undertaken and successfully completed in November 2021 without any significant disturbance to power delivery in Accra and its environs.
However, Phase 2 of the exercise from Achimota Substation to Avernor will similarly not disrupt power delivery in Accra.
They explained that as part of measures to improve power delivery in Accra and its environs, GRIDCo and ECG have commissioned the Pokuase and Kasoa Substations.
The bulk supply points of Kasoa, Mallam, Accra Central, Pokuase and Achimota Substations have enough transformer capacities to meet the desired demand without any load curtailment or load shedding.
They expressed hope and reassured Ghanaians that GRIDCo and ECG were collaborating effectively to deliver power whilst the reconstruction work goes on.