Elecnor SA, the contractor in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction of the 330kV/34.5kV Bulk Supply Point at Pokuase, in the Republic of Ghana, has successfully completed its work and is expected to hand it over to the beneficiaries of the project, namely GRIDCO and ECG for the official commissioning and operation.
The project which started in April 2019 was to be completed in May 2021.
The US$60 million project, which is the first Bulk Supply Point under the Ghana Power Compact II, funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and spearheaded by the Millennium Development Authority, includes two fully equipped Control Buildings for the Ghana Grid Company, GRIDCo, as well as the Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG, and four 145MVA Power Transformers.
It is the largest Bulk Supply Point in the West African nation.
The project would boost power supply to about 350,000 in Accra, especially those in Pokuase, Nsawam, Kwabenya, Legon, Oyibi, Adenta and other surrounding communities.
Ghana’s leading power transmission company, GRIDCo recently curtailed power supply to parts of Ghana’s capital, Accra, to allow for tie-in to be done.
Checks by energynewsafrica.com, indicates that power supply to Pokuase, Kwabenya and other surrounding communities has significantly improved since the completion of the tie-in exercise.
The project is expected to be officially commissioned in the next couple of months.