A system failure has left some parts of Ghana in complete darkness while NEDCO has ensured to do possible efforts to restore power outage.
PDS said power outage happened due to a technical failure.
Dumsor hit Lapaz, Abeka, Sowutum, Kasoa, Tema, Kwashieman, Odorkor, Awoshie and some areas of northern Ghana.
According to the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO), northern Ghana experiences the total blackout due to a system failure. NEDCO also assured it will identify, fix and restore the power soon. The power supply shut-down due to system disturbances on NEDCO’s network.
Recent power failure came weeks after Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS) has taken charge of the Electricity Company of Ghana. PDS wants to change the processes of ECG to make it more cost-effective.
Moreover, new management came to improve the availability of electricity supply in the country. The company will block all leakages in the system to save finances.
PDS vowed to solve the power challenges as soon as possible. PDS said in a statement: “The Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS) wishes to inform the general public especially our cherished customers that, due to technical challenges upstream, power supply to our Mallam Bulk Supply Point and Graphic Road has curtailed. This has caused power outage within the Western and the Central parts of Accra. Immediately the situation is rectified, the power supply will be restored to affected customers. The inconvenience is very much regretted.”
Earlier, Energy Minister John Peter Amewu Ghana had debunked statements Ghana is moving towards the era of erratic power supply. He said that the recent challenges are happening due to technical challenges not because of low generation capacity.
John Peter Amewu called it challenging to provide gas to some installed power plants mainly to the Karpower plant at Tema, Accra. In order to guarantee constant gas supply, the ministry will move the plant from Tema to Takoradi. Until light crude oil can use to power those plants which can run on both light crude and gas.
He further added that we must use crude oil as an alternative to gas. The administration is working efficiently to relocate the Karpower plant from Tema to Takoradi.
“We are not yet at all near the era of dumsor. Dumsor is a thing of the past and we need to work to make sure that we don’t come back to the era any longer”, he concluded.
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