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Regional News of Sun, 2 Aug 20152

Achimota sub station renovation works won't affect power supply – GRIDCo

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has assured the public that the ongoing renovations at the Achimota Sub-Station would not adversely affect the current erratic power supply.

According to the energy company, effective plans have been put in place to avert any unexpected situation that might arise due to the renovation of the system to facilitate reliable power supply to customers.

Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCo, Mr William Amanu gave the assurance during a media tour at the Achimota substation as parts of its maintenance work under Substation Reliability and Enhancement Project.

The project is to augment the operational reliability of equipment at the Bulk Supply Points by replacing old and broken down components, at various substations that are contributing to unreliable and low power quality in the power network.

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Mr William Amanu disclosed that the maintenance works include the re-configuration of some of the substations, installation of additional transformers, replacement of switch-gears, construction of Control Rooms, as well as the provision of capacitor banks and standby generators at some major substations.

He noted that the project is financed by the government at a cost of 40 million Euros and about GH¢ 50 million with exceeding components on number of various sub-station across the country, to address power supply.

“GRIDCo is undertaking major replacement of over-aged equipment at its major substations across the country, including the Achimota substation, to enhance the substations’ capacity and operational reliability,” he added.

Mr William Amanu further pointed out that the company had created six bays in the Achimota substation with new transformers to replace the old equipment which were built in 1965.

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