Ghana Grid Company has debunked some media reports circulating that, it has planned 84 days of power outages to complete some maintenance works on its transmission lines in Accra
Though they admit to carrying out some works on its transmission lines from Achimota to Mallam substations, “we wish to assure the public that the ongoing work will not lead to any dumsor.”
Reports became rife, including a story in the Daily Guide newspaper, which claimed that the power distributor’s work would cause a long power outage in many areas in Accra.
In response to the reports, GRIDCo and the Electricity Company of Ghana said, “For the information of the public, Phase 1 of the reconstruction exercise of the transmission line from Mallam Substation to Avenor was undertaken and completed in November 2021 without any significant disturbance to power delivery in Accra and its environs. Phase 2 of the exercise from Achimota Substation to Avenor will similarly not disrupt power delivery in Accra.”
The initial statement by GRIDCo said the work involves removing two 161Kv transmission lines on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
The work, which is expected to be completed on Thursday, June 30, 2022, is to help meet the increasing electricity demand.