The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has stated that owing to some system challenges, parts of the Ashanti regional capital and its environs will experience intermittent power supply between now until it is resolved, hopefully by the end of the year.
According to the Managing Director for the ECG, Kwame Agyemang Budu, these power outages is a result of the ongoing construction of a 330kV transmission line expected to be completed by December 2021.
“From Kintampo to Tamale and Tamale to Bolgatanga, those two areas have been completed. They are yet to complete the last phase which is from Kumasi to Kintampo and by the end of the year, we should have a full 330KV transmission line from Kumasi all the way to the North.”
Some of the affected areas are KMA, Asokwa, Oforikom, Ejisu, and other MMDAs close to Kumasi.
During a press briefing on Thursday, Mr. Agyemang Budu attributed the power challenges to the overloading of GRIDCo’s 161KV transmission line and Bui dam’s shutdown, leading to low voltages to parts of the country that receive power from Abomaso.
Kwame Agyemang Budu indicated that constructing this 330KV transmission line will help offload some of the congestion on the 161kV line.