GRIDCo assures consumers of adequate power

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has assured the general public of enough generating capacity to meet electricity demand in the country.

“There is adequate generating capacity to meet demand in the country. All relevant stakeholders in the power sector value chain will also continue to work to ensure consistency of supply to Ghanaians,” GRIDCo said on Monday, March 8.

The assurance comes after the previous day’s power cut and complaints by consumers demanding a load shedding time table to prepare themselves in the event of a shut down.

A nationwide blackout occurred at about 2 pm on Sunday and lasted for several hours.

Power was restored at about 6 pm the same day in some areas with intermittent outages.

GRIDCo explained that Sunday’s nationwide power shutdown was due to a technical fault that affected one of its major transmission lines between Prestea in the Western Region and Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.

The situation, the company explained, led to overload on other adjacent transmission lines, leading to a sequence of trips and an eventual power system shutdown in Ghana.

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