GRIDCo explains Saturday’s power outages

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After almost 48 hours of a major power outage countrywide, the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has explained the cause.

In a statement issued Monday morning (May 9, 2022), GRIDCo explained that on Saturday, May 07, 2022, their power system experienced a system disturbance due to a faulted equipment on the Takoradi Extension–Winneba line, adding that consequently, all generating plants in Aboadze, Tema (except Kpone Thermal Power Plant), Bui and Kpong were forced to shut down.

According to GRIDCo, the failure in their system operation “caused forced outages within the coastal corridor of the National Grid which led to power supply interruptions in some parts of Greater Accra, Western/Central, Middle and Northern parts of the country.”

However, it said, Akosombo and Kpone Thermal Power Plants continued to be in service supplying power, pointing out that “Restoration began immediately and supply was restored to all bulk supply points by 23:29h.”

GRIDCo, however, assured its stakeholders that it will continue to work towards the provision of a reliable power system for Ghana’s socio-economic development, apologising for any inconvenience caused.




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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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