There is total power cuts in the Republic of Ghana, energynewsafrica.com can report.
The entire West African nation was hit with power cuts at about 2:10pm on Sunday, March 7, 2021.
The situation has left many wondering as to whether the country has returned to the era of power crisis which was christened ‘dumsor’ in the local parlance.
Ghana experienced a similar situation in May 2017 when there was a total blackout.
Speaking to energynewsafrica.com, General Manager in charge of Public Relations at the Electricity Company of Ghana, a power distribution company in charge of electricity for Southern Ghana, William Boateng said the problem is not coming from their side, explaining that power supply into their Bulk Supply Points (intake) had witnessed some interruptions.
According to him, as soon as they receive power from the transmission company, electricity would be restored to customers.
When contacted, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Ing. Amoako-Baah confirmed that there has been collapse in the transmission system, hence, the current massive power cuts across the country.
In a statement issued by GRIDCo, it said that its technical team is currently working to restore power supply to all Bulk Supply Points (BSPs) in the country.
“GRIDCo is also working to ascertain the reasons behind the total system shutdown and will update the relevant stakeholders in due course.
“Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted,” the statement said.