Ghana’s power transmission company, GRIDCo, has attributed Monday’s power outage in parts of Accra to a scheduled performance test which was carried out by West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAGPCo) undertook at its new regulating and metering gas station in Tema.
According to GRIDCo, the exercise led to limited gas supply to power plants in the Tema enclave.
“Additionally, some plants in the Aboadze enclave also experienced gas flow challenges; making them unable to generate power,” a statement issued by the company said.
Subsequently, the gas challenges were resolved, and power was restored to all affected bulk supply points on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Several parts of Accra, capital of Ghana, experienced power outage with a section of Ghanaians taken to social media to vent their anger on the government.
Some claimed the country had returned to the era of load shedding and wondered why government was not being truthful and honest to them.
GRIDCo said it acknowledges its coordinating role in the power delivery value chain and will continue to project transparency and dedication at all times.
“We continue to work closely with our stakeholders in the sector including the Volta River Authority (VRA), the IPPs, Electricity Company of Ghana and Northern Distribution Company (NEDCo) to ensure we reflect an atmosphere of coordination and collaboration in order to project a good image for the sector in the eyes of customers and the general public,” it said.