The Kumasi Metropolis will encounter an irregular inventory of force (Dumsor) until the year’s end. This is a declaration rolling in from the Electricity Company of Ghana.
As indicated by the Managing Director for the ECG, Kwame Agyemang Budu, these blackouts is a consequence of the progressing development of a 330kV transmission line expected to be finished by December 2021.
“From Kintampo to Tamale and Tamale to Bolgatanga, those two zones have been finished. They are yet to finish the last stage which is from Kumasi to Kintampo and before the year’s over, we ought to have a full 330KV transmission line from Kumasi right toward the North.”
A portion of the influenced territories are KMA, Asokwa, Oforikom, Ejisu, and other MMDAs near Kumasi.
During a press instructions on Thursday, Mr Agyemang Budu ascribed the force difficulties to the over-burdening of GRIDCo’s 161KV transmission line and Bui dam’s closure, prompting low voltages to parts of the country that get power from Abomaso.
Kwame Agyemang Budu demonstrated that developing this 330KV transmission line will help offload a portion of the clog on the 161kV line.
He additionally iterated the public authority’s choice to migrate the Ameri plant to the Ashanti Region to likewise help tackle the issue.
“All our force generators are generally the path in the south and force going toward the north goes through Kumasi so when the force arrives (Kumasi) misfortunes are brought about, voltages are decreased so they need to build up a plant here so that influence going toward the north won’t be an issue and it won’t influence the Ashanti area all in all,” he clarified.
As per the Managing Director, the test going up against the nation’s force supply is from framework challenges and not the age of force.
“The issue here in the Ashanti district is framework challenges whereby the 161kV transmission line is over-burden. That is the reason we are having every one of these issues. We don’t have a plan for these blackouts. This is on the grounds that we have not gotten to that level.
“GRIDCo supplies us with force and they have not expressed that there is no force. There is power however their line is simply blocked and they should simply to update it,” he expressed.
Meanwhile, he expressed that the public authority has set up some momentary measures.
“We are likewise fortifying the current organizations to help empty more force. Our momentary measures are inside a three to a half year time period. We are supplanting our multi-jointed link from Anyomaso to Boadi and from Boadi to Kassi.”