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PURC Releases Preliminary Investigations Into Cause Of Erratic Power Supply In Ghana

The Public Utilities Regularly Commission (PURC) has released it's preliminary investigations into the cause of the recent erratic power supply and system collapse experienced in the country.

In a release signed by the Executive Secretary of PURC, Mami Dufie Ofori, it said "The Commission has established through it's regulatory monitoring that, the erratic power supply coupled with low voltages especially during peak hours have been caused by a number of factors across the value chain of electricity supply.

The statement also added that it includes but are not limited to technical challenges in the gas supply network.

It further hinted that new transmission infrastructure are being constructed on the National Interconnected Transmission Systems (NITS)

"Planned and unplanned maintenance activities on aspects of the NITS. Reduction in reactive power support in the mid-portion of the country. Emergency upgrade and modification works on the NITS to increase reactive power support and improve voltages in the mid-portion of the country"

The PURC hinted that detailed report on the preliminary investigation can be found on the Commission's website.

Below is a copy of the release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith