Sunday, May 10, 2009


THE Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is undertaking many projects towards the improvement of the supply, security and reliability of electricity in the Western Region, especially the northern part of the region.
The projects, which are to be completed within the next 18 months include the installation of two primary sub-stations, one near the Takoradi Harbour and other at the Free Zone Board at Mpintsin.
In addition, the ECG will carry out the reinforcement and upgrade of 33,000 volts and 11,000 volts as well as the overhead and underground electricity cable network within Sekondi and Takoradi.
The Western Regional Director of the ECG, Mr B.A.K. Nyatefe, who briefed the Daily Graphic on the projects, stated that the company now had three main stations, all of which would be rehabilitated.
He said a new switch station would be installed which would improve power supply to the Bogoso, Asankrangwa and Enchi districts, adding that the projects were expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Mr Nyatefe said a scada system would be installed in Takoradi to enable the company to remotely sense faults in the system for immediate action and restore supply to the affected areas.
“We have plans for the north most part of the region”, he said.
 “The Volta River Authority will extend a 33,000 volts network from Mim in the Brong Ahafo Region to the north most part of the Western Region to improve supply, security and reliability of electricity to Juaboso and Bia Districts in particular”, he stated.
Mr Nyatefe said in addition to the major projects, the company had carried out minor projects to improve quality and supply to customers.

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