The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), has disclosed that a technical fault at one of the major transmission lines between Prestea and Obuasi was the cause of the power outage the nation witnessed yesterday.
In a presser realeased by the company this morning, it explained, restoration works began immediately and power was restored at its bulk supply areas.
“GHANA GRID COMPANY LIMITED (GRIDCo) wishes to inform the general public that, the total power system shutdown experienced at 2:10pm on Sunday March 07, 2021, was due to a technical fault on one of the major transmission lines between Prestea and Obuasi.
“This situation led to overloads on other adjacent transmission lines. And also leading to a sequence of trips and an eventual power system shutdown in the country. Restoration works by the Technical team began immediately and power supply was restored to all Bulk Supply Points (BSP) at 6:30pm that same day.”
In the wake of concerns by the public as to whether the nation is going back to its power outage days, GRIDCo assures it was not so. It assured Ghanaians that, the company is ensuring adequate generation of power to serve the country.
“GRIDCo is assuring all Ghanaians that there is adequate generating capacity to meet demand in the country. Again all relevant stakeholders in the power sector value chain will also continue to work. To ensure consistency of supply to Ghanaians.”
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GHA on transmission restoration
The Ghana Highway Authority has announced that sections of the N1, N2 and N4 highways will experience disruptions to traffic flow. This is to help solve the fault.
This, the Authority says, will commence from Thursday. This is to enable GRIDco undertake the stringing of Transmission line conductors across the N1, N2 and N4.
Power Outage on Sunday
Yesterday, Sunday, March 7, 2021, the nation experienced power outages. Between the hours of 2:10pm to 6:30 pm in the evening in several parts of the country across the nation.
In finding answers to the issue, Ghanaians took to social media to enquire if Ghana was going back to its old habit. And that is having constant power outages and load shedding popularly known as “Dumsor”. This was an issue the nation experienced some years ago.
Clarifying the issue,GRIDCo in a statement assured the nation that they were working to restore power supply to the country.