GRIDCo explains Sunday nationwide blackout

 

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has said its engineers are working to restore power after a nationwide blackout.

The whole country was plunged into a power outage at 2:10 pm on Sunday, March 07, 2021.

GRIDCo said in a statement that a “challenge in the power system led to a total system shut down”.

This resulted in an interruption in power supply to all 16 regions.

The firm indicated its technical team was working to restore power supply to all Bulk Supply Points (BSPs).

“GRIDCo is also working to ascertain the reasons behind the total system shutdown and will update the relevant stakeholders in due course,” the release noted.

The company apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Residents have raised concerns about intermittent power cuts in the last two months.

Some parts of Accra have experienced power cuts more than four times in the past week.

Former Minister of Energy John Peter Amewu told parliament recently that the country was not back to the widespread blackout days, which came to be known as the ‘dumsor’ era.

He told parliament in February that there was an ongoing replacement of obsolete equipment.

He was responding to a question by Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak on whether Ghana was back to dumsor.

However, the problem has persisted several weeks after Mr Amewu assured of stable power.

 

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