Loss Of 1000MW Of Power Causes Blackouts in Many Parts of Ghana

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Many parts of the Republic of Ghana are without electricity supply as a result of system collapse at the power transmission company, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo).

Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) Ing. Jonathan Amoako-Baah told Oman FM that about 1,000 megawatts have, so far, been lost.

The development has prompted many social media users to question whether the West African nation has returned to the days of power outages which was christened as ‘dumsor’.

A statement issued by the Electricity Company of Ghana, power distribution and retail company, attributed the current outage to a technical challenge upstream.

“Customers should please note that the situation is beyond ECG’s control, however, immediately the challenge is resolved, power supply will be restored to all affected areas,” the statement assured.

“The inconvenience is very much regretted,” the statement concluded.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has announced that at 2:37pm today, there was a major system disturbance following power swings from the Cote d’Ivoire interconnection with Ghana, thereby, leading to outages in parts of the country.

Power supply has been restored to most parts of the country and efforts are currently underway to restore the remaining affected areas.

GRIDCo apologised to all the affected communities for any inconvenience caused, adding that it remains committed to its mandate of delivering reliable power supply.

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