Major maintenance works won’t interfere with supply – ECG

Alexander Nyarko Yeboah

Tema, July 23, GNA – The
Tema Regional Engineer of the Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG), says
henceforth major shut down maintenance works on their plants would not affect
electricity supply in the Region.

Mr. Mark Asomani-Wiafe
made this revelation during a visit to the newly constructed Smelter 2 Bulk
Supply Point (BSP) at the GRIDCO village, Tema, by the Tema Press Corp.

“The essence is
that this has been put in place so that if there is any major works we could
pick about 75 percent supply from the system so that it doesn’t affect our
customers,” he informed.

He said that ECG was
always trying to make their work safe and more reliable to their customers
“so we deem it fit to put this up to add up to what we have already.”

Mr. Asomani-Wiafe said
that the purpose of the new facility was to increase reliability and security
to make sure that power was always available.

Mr. Christian Dzikunu,
Operations Engineer of the ECG, observed that the demand of the station was
about 38 megawatt of electricity adding “once demand has got to 38, GRIDCO has
added a second transformer to it so that we can add more load,” he informed.

He said that the
smelter which cost approximately 2.2 million dollars (3.3 million cedis) would
have five lines and explained that “three of the lines would go to the
industrial area, and two would take care of Dawenya, Community 25, Moboleh and
Ashiaman. Other areas included Ada and Nungua,”

According to him, the
Smelter 2 BSP which was an outdoor station, was the third of such facility to
be constructed within the Region with two sited at the GRIDCO village and one
at Kpong.

Speaking to the Ghana
News Agency, Mr. Jones Ofori-Addo, the General Manger of ECG, Tema, said the
facility would enhance their network and make it more flexible and easy for the
benefit of their customers.

He appealed to
Ghanaians to desist from stealing power, a situation he explained, caused a lot
of financial loses to the ECG as well as its operations.


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