The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Eastern region has begun rolling out several projects across the region to improve upon power supply in preparation for the government’s One -District -One Factory Policy.
As part of the power improvement initiative, a total of Ghc15million has been injected in system improvement projects such as transformer injections and network upgrade since the beginning of 2017.
About 175 major system improvement projects have been targeted for the year to provide reliability, quality and flexibility in the power supply chain in the region to give impetus for the one-District -One Factory projects which will require reliable and efficient power supply.
The Eastern Regional Manager of ECG Ing. Michael Baah said this Thursday in an interview with Kasapa News during inspection of two primary substations at Asamankese and Suhum which are near completion.
” As the state power distributor, we have to make sure that all districts confronting challenges with power supply due to distribution infrastructure issues are fixed to ensure that our President H.E Nana Akufo Addo’s One -District -One Factory Project becomes successful in the region. So we have initiated a number of projects to upgrade the system for reliable power supply in the region.”
According to Ing. Micheal Baah, the 2× 10MVA 33/11KV capacity primary substations in Suhum and Asamankese areas which are 90% completed would help to improve voltage supply and also ensure reliability in the areas thereby addressing the low voltage experiencing by by customers particularly at Asamankese.
Asamankese and Suhum areas have been struggling with low Voltage due to long distance of power supply. The situation has affected the local economy to the extend that banks and other companies have to mostly depend on generators to work.
The substations when completed will solve the challenge and provide reliable power to about 40,000 and 31 000 customers in Asamankese and Suhum respectively.
The regional manager also mentioned some of the ongoing projects which includes the expansion of Tafo Bulk Supply Point(BSP), the Construction of a Primary Substation at Mpraeso, and several other projects aimed at improving power supply.