CEO of GRIDCo Jonathan Amoako-Baah in the middle with the award.
The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has been adjudged the Power Service Provider of the Year for Africa, at the African Power, Energy and Water Industry Awards in Cape Town, South Africa.
Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCo, Jonathan Amoako-Baah picked the award on behalf of the company.
Ten years ago when the company was incorporated, it has won many awards including, Outstanding Corporate Partner Award at the 2018 Annual Audit and Governance Conference organised by The Institute of Internal Auditors, Ghana.
The rest are Best Company in the Energy Sector at the 6th AGI Ghana Industry and Quality Awards, 2017; Excellence in Power Transmission or Distribution for 2015 and 2016 at the 2nd and 3rd West Africa Power Industry Convention, and 3rd Best Organisation at the 2013 Ghana Employers’ Association Awards.
GRIDCo became operational on August 1, 2008, with the mandate to develop and promote competition in Ghana’s wholesale power market, by providing non-discriminatory and open access to the transmission grid for all participants in the power market.
The Company owns and operates over 6,000 km of High Voltage Transmission lines across the country, which carry power from various generating stations to over sixty-four (64) substations for customers including distribution companies, major mining companies and some industries.
In a statement issued and signed by Joana Ohui Tetteh, for the Head of Public Relations at GRIDCo, the company said it is encouraged by the numerous recognition and awards received.
“The Board and Management of GRIDCo express their gratitude to all stakeholders for the immense support and cooperation extended to the company throughout the years, which have greatly contributed to its sterling performance,” the statement said.
“GRIDCo remains committed, and pledges to deepen its partnership with stakeholders towards the effective execution of its corporate mandate,” it concluded.