DUMSOR: Residents of Kasoa and its environs to experience 15-day load shedding and power outages

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It has come to light that residents living in Kasoa and its environs will experience power outages for 15 days consecutively.

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This was announced by the technical controller at the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Mr William Amuna.

The temporary load-shedding exercise, which is scheduled to take place from 27 May 2021, forms part of planned activities to allow technicians to integrate a new power substation into the national grid.

Mr Amuna mentioned that the 15 days will be used to work on the new power substation and also to monitor and fix any hitches that may arise.

He was part of the delegates when Energy Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh together with officials from GRIDCo, ECG and Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) visited the site of the ongoing project for the construction of a Bulk Supply Point (BSP) at Kasoa.

The Kasoa BSP is a 435 MW capacity Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation, the second largest of its kind in the country.

It is being constructed to address low voltage and frequent power outage challenges caused by increasing domestic and industrial demand in Kasoa and its environs, including Senya Bereku, Bawjiase and Nyanyanu.

When completed, the US$50 million BSP project, which is being funded by MiDA under the Ghana Power Compact programme is expected to benefit 241, 508 ECG customers by vastly improving GRIDCo’s power transmission systems.

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