We’ll look into reasons for recent outages- PURC Boss

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Mami Dufie Ofori,PURC Boss

The Executive Secretary of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Mami Dufie Ofori, has said the commission will look into the reasons given by the Power Distribution Services Limited (PDS) for the recent power outages.

The blackouts have been attributed to ongoing construction of the road interchange at Pokuase, which has necessitated the diversion of GRIDCo’s 330kV transmission line towers that runs from Tema to Aboadze in that vicinity.

But reacting to the issue, Mrs Ofori said: “We are working with systems that break down all the time. I am not going to say that I know in its entirety what happened and I can vouch for it. But we are working with systems that break down all the time.”

“We as a regulator, it is our responsibility to investigate and know whether it is true or not and take the appropriate actions and that is what we are taking,” she added.

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has served notice that households should expect power cuts over the next few days after it advised PDS to begin the redistribution of power.

Minister of Energy Peter Amewu, who visited some of the Bulk Supply Points in Accra last Thursday assured that power will be normalized by next week.

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