Top officials of Burkina Faso’s national electricity company, -Société Nationale d’électricité du Burkina Faso (SONABEL), have met with officials of Ghana Grid Company and its CEO to discuss power supply issues affecting Burkina Faso due to disruptions in Ghana’s Energy Sector.

Mark Baah, Director of Corporate Strategy & Advisor on the Implementation of the Ghana Wholesale Electricity Market, welcomed the team on behalf of the Chief Executive.

He acknowledged SONABEL’s peak demand period and apologised for the current challenges.

Mr Ouegraogo Aristide, Director of Transmission and Energy Movement, led the delegation, which is in Ghana for a week, to finalise power supply agreements with independent power producers such as Genser Energy, Aksa Energy Ghana and Sunon Asogli.

Ing Baah assured SONABEL of GRIDCo’s readiness to transmit power as soon as Genser receives approval to generate power for SONABEL.

The delegation also sought explanations regarding the deficit and outages on specific lines which the GRIDCo team addressed.

Regarding the installation of two new transformers at Nayagnia, Ing Frank Otchere, Director of the System Operations Department, suggested the formation of a joint team to plan the installation works while they waiting for the manufacturer’s installation team.

Operationalised on April 14, 1995, in Ouagadougou, Société Nationale d’électricité du Burkina Faso, is the national electricity company of Burkina Faso.

It is one of GRIDCo’s customers and represents Burkina Faso in the West African Power Pool.