Ghana: GRIDCo Allays Fears Of Power Outages As Karpowership Goes Off National Grid


Power transmission company in the Republic of Ghana, GRIDCo, has assured the general public that the relocation of 470MW Karpower Barge currently in Tema to Secondi, in the Western part of the country, will not have adverse impact on electricity supply to consumers.

According to GRIDCo, there is adequate generation capacity to meet power demand during the period that the barge would be temporarily disconnected from the national grid.

“GRIDCo will keep stakeholders updated on the power supply situation as and when it is necessary,” a statement issued by the public relations department of GRIDCo said.

Karpowership Ghana Company Limited, announced yesterday that it would, on Tuesday, 13th August, 2019, decommission the 470MW power badge.

This, the company explained, is in preparation for the relocation of the powership to the Western Region.

A statement issued by the Communication Department of the company said: “The Powership will depart from the Tema Fishing Harbour on Thursday, August 15 and would berth at its new location within the Sekondi Naval Base on Friday, August 16.

“In the light of the relocation, the Powership would be off the national grid for a maximum period of 17 days to enable us carry out various pre-commissioning works to successfully connect to the 330kV transmission lines in Sekondi,” the statement said.

The relocation is in line with government’s strategic policy for the Powership to utilize natural gas from the Western Enclave. 

This would save the government millions of dollars annually.

“Karpowership would keep all its stakeholders informed on further updates about the project,” the statement concluded.




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