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ECG commissions 3.4 million dollar substation at Hohoe

Ho, July 18, GNA – The
Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has commissioned a 40MVA primary substation
at Hohoe in the Volta Region.

Mr Fred
Baimbill-Johnson, Public Relations Officer for the Company in the Volta Region
in a news brief, said the new Hohoe substation has two units of 20 MVA
transformers, with the current capacity being a 300 per cent upgrade from the
10 MVA at the station.

Mr Samuel
Boakye-Appiah, Managing Director, ECG, said with the new facility, more
customers could be hooked unto the national grid in the catchment area with
improved service delivery.

He said the Company
was undertaking various Network Infrastructure Projects in the region to the
tune of $40,000,000 from its internally generated fund with support from
strategic donor to meet ECG’s “Corporate Strategic Objectives of Improving
System Reliability, Improving Customer Service Delivery, Reducing System Losses
and Improving Network Operational Efficiency.”

Mr Boakye-Appiah said
the infrastructure projects in the Region included the construction of Primary
Substations and Switching Stations; Construction of 33/11KV network lines;
Network extensions and Intensification, as well as 33/11KV network upgrade and
Expansion to various communities.

Mr Joseph Forson, the
Volta Regional Manager, ECG, said the capital intensive projects would help
customers who could not operate corn mills and other motors to do so now due to
system upgrade in Likpe Agbozume, Likpe Hiase, Teteman, Akpafo-Sokpo, New and Old
Biaka among others.

Dr. Archibald Yao
Letsa, Volta Regional Minister commended ECG for the investment and expressed
hope that the ongoing projects would fully resolve customer complaints of low
voltage and frequent outages in parts of the Region.

Togbega Gabusu VI,
Paramount Chief of Gbi, called on corporate institutions to offer employment
quotas to traditional councils to enable chiefs address the issue of youth
unemployment in their areas.

GNA

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