ECG approves GRIDCo’s request to put out ‘dumsor’ timetable for Volta, Oti Regions

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has approved Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo)’s request to put out a power ration timetable in some parts of the country to enable it to work on its machines.

The notice by the ECG says this largely affects parts of the Volta and Oti Regions from Thursday, March 18 to Monday, March 22, 2021.

The move, according to GRIDCo, is to enable it to undertake repair works on transformers supplying the two regions.

Areas affected include parts of Ho, Adaklu Ahunda, Sogakope, Akatsi, Keta, Adidome and its environs are expected to experience power outages.

Below is the full list of areas to be affected.

This comes on the back of speculations by a cross-section of Ghanaians about a seeming return to the days of erratic electricity supply, popularly known as ‘dumsor,’ following a March 7 scare.

The CEO of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Jonathan Amoako-Baah allayed the rising fear explaining that the “nature of the power system value chain, makes that impossible.”

“As a crucial part of the entire value chain, overseeing matters on the transmission aspect of the process, GRIDCo wants to assure the country and all related stakeholders that none of the key participants in the value chain is resting on their oars, in an effort to maintain stability, accessibility, consistency and reliability of power supply at all times,” he stated on March 14.


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