ECG announces 22 Day Dumsor Schedule For Parts Of Accra
The Electricity Company of Ghana ECG, has announced that parts of the Accra will experience scheduled power outages for 22 days starting from the Monday, June 28, 2021. The outages, according to the power distributor, would also allow the Ghana Grid Company GRIDCo to complete the last phase of repair works on some bulk
supply points and the transmission cables in Accra. The last phase of the repair and upgrade works, which also begins on Monday, June 28, 2021, will see an upgrade in the the Volta-Achimota-Mallam transmission lines. The exercise will cause an interruption in power supply to some 71 communities within Accra. The communities
have been categorised into 6 groups, each of which will be without power from 6:00 pm to the 12:00am once a week, within the 22-day period lasting between June 28 and July 19, 2021. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Managing Director of ECG, Mr. Kwame Agyeman-Budu, appealed to the public
to bear with the company as they work to ensure an improved service to Ghanaians. We have plans to start outages so that GRIDCo can continue the upgrading. We want to notify the public that there is going to be some outages starting each day 6pm to 12midnight, and we’ll do our best to minimize the outages, but we
want them to be informed that they should expect some outages within that period. We’ve spoken to GRIDCO to also speed up the work. In all, we are taking 22 days to complete the lines, so hopefully by the end of the 22nd day, he also said. The last time a similar schedule was announced was in May 2021 when the power distributor
announced an eight-day load shedding experienced in parts of Accra which ended at 6:00 am today, May 18, 2021. The Electricity Company of Ghana started the eight-day power rationing in Accra on May 10, 2021, to allow it to undertake some maintenance works on the Pokuase Bulk Supply point.