ECG commissions new substation in Tema

Ghana: The Tema Regional office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has commissioned a new substation to serve as a backup to reduce outages within the Tema Port enclave.

Constructed at a cost of $5 million, the 40 kV facility has two 20 MVA transformers that will serve as interconnect sources of power supply to the new port terminal under development at the port.

The substation is also equipped with a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to enable the transformer to be operated at any location apart from the main control room attached to the facility.

Regional Engineer of the ECG, Mr Emmanuel Appoe, explained that with electricity load on existing transformers going overboard, it became necessary to develop an alternative substation to offload customers onto it so as to prevent a possible system failure within the port enclave and some residential communities within the Tema metropolis.

Source: Graphic Online