Many parts of the Republic of Ghana are without electricity supply as a result of system collapse at the power transmission company, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo).
Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) Ing. Jonathan Amoako-Baah told energynewsafrica.com that about 1,000 megawatts of power have, so far, been lost.
In a statement, GRIDCo announced that at 2:37pm today(Tuesday), there was a major system disturbance following power swings from the Cote d’Ivoire interconnection with Ghana, thereby, leading to outages in parts of the country.
“Power supply has been restored to most parts of the country and efforts are currently underway to restore the remaining affected areas,” the statement said.
GRIDCo apologised to all the affected communities for any inconvenience caused, adding that it remains committed to its mandate of delivering reliable power supply.
The development has prompted many social media users to question whether the West African nation has returned to the days of power outages which was christened as ‘dumsor’.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by the Electricity Company of Ghana, power distribution and retail company, attributed the current outage to a technical challenge upstream.
“Customers should please note that the situation is beyond ECG’s control, however, immediately the challenge is resolved, power supply will be restored to all affected areas,” the statement assured.
“The inconvenience is very much regretted,” the statement concluded.
05:00MT UPDATE, Tuesday November 26, 2019.
Inlet: 138.6barg @ 27.10°C
Unit 1= 115MW@ 26.58MMscfd
Eight (8) units with total load of 200.3MW@ 42.94MMscf/d
Sixteen(16) units with total load of 257.50MW@41.5Mmscf/d
Total Gas exiting TRMS 218.75MMscf/d.
05:00GMT WAGPCo Parameters