Systems Operation Manager of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Ing Mark Baah, has indicated that the completion of the Accra Central and the Pokuase Bulk Supply Plant (BSP), forms part of the government’s vision of revamping the country’s energy sector to provide stable and reliable power to Ghanaians.
Speaking at a media engagement on Sunday, November 8, 2021, he assured Ghanaians that the project will help citizens get power even when there is an ongoing routine maintenance.
“We want to improve on our transmission capacity, and we do that because we are planning the system in such a way so that should any part of the country go off as a result of maintenance or fault, the customer should not even sense it because the remaining BSPs can come in to support,” he said.
According to him, though other energy sector projects like the Kasoa BSP, upgrade of major transmission lines between Accra and Tema and the upgrade of transmission lines in Kumasi are still ongoing and will be completed soon, the government has so far worked to significantly reduce the congestion on the existing ECG feeders which will result in improved reliability of power supply to meet the growing power demand in the country.
He further posited that these projects, when completed, would further lead to the reduction in technical losses along with GRIDCo’s transmission system and ECG’s power distribution networks, thereby improving the financial viability of the utilities as well.
According to him, days of erratic power supply popularly known as “dumsor” occasioned by the lack of investment are over.
He said the current upgrade in the country’s transmission capacity would help improve the socio-economic conditions of Ghanaians.