Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister for Energy and his entourage at Bulk Supply Point in Kasoa

As part of Government’s efforts at ensuring stability in the electricity power supply in the country, a 435 MWA capacity Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation is being installed.

The Bulk Supply Point (BSP), which is being constructed by Siemens Energy at Kasoa- Opeikumah junction in the central region, will become the second largest substation in Ghana.

According to Mr. Jonathan Amoako Baah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Grid company Limited, the Kasoa BSP upon completion will address the low voltage as well as frequent power outages.

The power outages, according to him, are mainly caused by the increasing domestic and industrial demand in Kasoa and its environs, including Senya Bereku, Bawjiase and Nyanyanu.

Mr. Baah further stated that a total of 241,508 Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) customers stands to benefit from the project which is only 30 Days away from full completion.

“When the project is completed with the lines finally connected, there shall be substantial reduction in transmission losses in GRIDCO’s transmission system”, Mr. Baah added.

He indicated that the project when completed will make Kasoa and its environs stop their dependence on Winneba for power supply but rather get supply from the new BSP thereby easing pressure whiles ensuring quality uninterrupted power supply.

The US$50m BSP project is funded by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) under the Ghana Power Compact Programme.

For his part, the project site Engineer hinted his outfit will have to break into the two major transmission lines thus; Winneba to Malam and Cape-Coast to Malam respectively in order to make

way for connectivity and restoration as quickly as possible.

This, he said, will take place on the 27th day of May, 2021 and would last for a total of 12 days.

He further pleaded with the affected customers of ECG to bear with his outfit as they work hard to provide a sustainable power supply system to the area.

The Minister for Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, in briefing the media after his tour of the project site, called on all affected customers to continue to have patience, tolerance and forbearance for the workers and engineers as they work round the clock to ensure a reliable power system in the country.

“Indeed we are currently facing intermittent power outages in some parts of the country and same can be said about the financial commitments and other support being championed by government aimed at ensuring that the power challenge becomes a thing of the past”, he added.

SOURCEBy thecustodianghonline.com/ Kingsley Asiedu
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