Tuesday’s dumsor due to ‘power swings’ – GRIDCo

The Ghana Grid Company is blaming “power swings” for Tuesday’s widespread power outage in the country.

The company in a statement, said the problem arose from the Cote d’Ivoire interconnection with Ghana leaving several parts of the country in darkness.

Some parts of the country begun getting power after 6pm on Tuesday but GRIDCo said most parts of the country that were affected have had their power restored.

It added that, power is being restored to areas that are still without power. Many Ghanaians were left frustrated as the power outage affected several homes in parts of the Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra and Northern Regions.

The Electricity Company of Ghana which gave a slight indication of the problem on Tuesday said it was as a result of some challenges upstream and was “beyond ECG’s control.”

NEDCo also reported a challenge resulting in a complete outage at the Tamale Bulk Supply Point (BSP) where the entire Tamale township and its environs are supplied with power.

Electricity supply has been inconsistent in most parts of the country in recent times due to different challenges including recent rainstorms.


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