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General News Mon, 18 Mar 2019

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We’re investigating PDS over blackouts – PURC

The Executive Secretary of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) Mami Dufie Ofori said the commission will look into reasons given by the Power Distribution Service (PDS) for the recent power outages.

The PDS has faced increased scrutiny following the incessant blackouts in the capital lately.

The blackouts have been attributed to the ongoing construction of the road interchange at Pokuase which has necessitated the diversion of GRIDco’s transmission line towers which runs from Tema to Aboadze from that vicinity.

Responding to the issue,Mami Dufie ofori said as a regulator, the Commission has a responsibility to investigate whether or not the reasons given by PDS are feasible and take the appropriate actions.

GRIDco has served notice that households should expect power cuts over the next few days after it advised PDS to begin the redistribution of power.

Source: Kasapa FM

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