Fault on Aboadze-Anwomaso transmission line cause of Electricity Blackout (Dumsor) in Ghana– GRIDCo

 The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) says a fault on its Aboadze Anwomaso transmission line is to blame for the power outage recorded in parts of the country on Monday around 1:30 pm.

It said the development led to the loss of power supply.

GRIDCo in a statement said any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

“At 1:36 pm on Monday, April 12, 2021, the power system experienced a fault on the Aboadze-Anwomanso transmission line, leading to the loss of supply to some parts of the country”, the release said.

Meanwhile, the company said more than 80 percent of the affected substations have fully restored.

“Efforts are ongoing to restore the remaining 20 per cent” it added.

Additionally, GRIDCo has assured that it is working with “relevant players in the generation and distribution chain to resume power transmission to all affected areas”.

Power outages have heightened in the country since February 2021.

GRIDCo had earlier announced it is undertaking some upgrades which will lead to power outages till September when the process will be completed.

According to Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh such occurrences will become a thing of the past once the system upgrade is resolved.

The Chamber of Independent Power Producers had earlier urged the government to come out with a timetable for the imminent power outages the country is currently experiencing.

According to the Chamber, the present power challenge is disturbing and therefore a schedule will enable consumers to be able to plan properly.

The Energy Minister had however justified the need for the planned system upgrade and maintenance works by GRIDCo.

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