Load Shedding Set To Hit Parts Of Accra From May 27 To June 11, ECG Releases Time-table
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has hinted that some parts of Accra will be experiencing load-shedding from May 27 to June 11, 2021.
According to ECG, the exercise is due to the reconstruction of a section of GRIDCo’s transmission lines along the Winneba to Mallam stretch.
In a statement sighted by Thinknewsonline.com, it said "The Kasoa Bulk Supply Point which is nearing completion and sponsored by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) under the auspices of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), will require a re-construction of a section of GRIDCo’s 161KV Winneba to Mallam transmission lines and tie-in-works. This exercise will lead to a shortfall in the transmission of power to Accra during the peak load hours,”
The statement further revealed that the exercise which starts from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am will have over 40 communities placed in three different groups having blackouts.
It also revealed that the outage will be experienced by just one group each day until the end of the exercise.
Thinknewsonline.com has gathered that some communities which will be affected by the exercise include; Cantonments, Golden Tulip, Ashale Botwe Old Town, Max Mart, Teshie Tebibiano among others.
The ECG has however explained that the intended power outage comes days after a similar one in communities that receive electricity from the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point ended.
Areas that were affected by the previous exercise included Awoshie, Nsakina, Dansoman, Ashalaja, Tuba, Abossey Okai, Dansoman, Tuba, Pokuase ACP Estates, Amasaman, Taifa, Ofankor, Kokrobite, Fadama, Israel, and Abeka market.
Below is a copy of the timetable:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith