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Ghana to build a $8.7 M worth primary substations

Ghana: A new substation at Sefwi Bibiani in the Western North Region of Ghana will improve power supply to 36 towns in the region.

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) recently inaugurated the substation with a capacity of 2 X 20/26 MVA, valued at about $8.7 M.

The source reports that the Managing Director of ECG, Kwame Agyeman-Budu, said the company was customer-oriented and that “a satisfied customer-base is key to us.”

“These projects and various injections into our network system have created flexibility and relief to overloaded feeders, improvement in voltage profiles and back up capacity geared towards accommodating the demand of our customers in all our operational area,” said the MD.

Agyeman-Budu said before the construction of the primary substation, the Bibiani district had a booster station, which supplied electricity to residents.

However, with the ever-increasing electricity demand due to industrialisation, especially the government of Ghana’s One District One Factory (1D1F) agenda, ECG decided “to provide a more solid and state of the art reliable source of power supply to meet the electricity requirement of the district.”

Agyeman-Budu announced that ECG’s 2022 approved budget for projects to improve service delivery in the Western and Western North regions equals $3.2 M.

He said projects which had begun included the construction of Elubo bulk supply point, construction of 2 x 20 MVA primary station, reconstruction of Axim switching station and the reconstruction of Sefwi Dwenase primary substation.

“ECG has a mission to provide quality, reliable and safe electricity to customers, and for the socio-economic growth and development of Ghana,” said Agyeman-Budu.

 

Source: ESI Africa