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Business News of Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Electricity Demand: Ghana's largest Bulk Supply Point commissioned at Pokuase

A section of Pokuase Bulk Supply Point [Credit: Jubilee House Communications] A section of Pokuase Bulk Supply Point [Credit: Jubilee House Communications]

• A 330 kV sub-station has been constructed in Ghana

• The US$64.7 million electricity distribution facility was funded by the MCC

• Businesses and residents in the northern area of Accra will be beneficiaries


The country’s largest Bulk Supply Point for electricity demand has been commissioned at Pokuase.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, cut the ribbon for the 330/34.5 kilo-volt substation which has been designed to improve the supply and distribution of electricity for consumers in the northern parts of Accra.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, President Akufo-Addo described the construction of the facility as significant to rapidly increasing load demand for electricity supply meant for residents and businesses.

“The essence of constructing the sub-station is to improve power supply quality and reliability to 350,000 existing customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in Pokuase, Kwabenya, Legon, Nsawam and neighbouring communities,” he said.

“The Pokuase BSP is also the fifth Bulk Supply Point in Accra and it is the first three hundred and thirty kilo-volts (330kV) Bulk Supply Point in the capital which is also the most technologically advanced substation in Ghana.”

He added the construction of the Pokuase BSP “will also reduce technical losses in the Ghana Grid Company’s (GRIDCo) transmission system and the ECG power distribution system significantly. Ultimately, it will contribute to improving their financial viability.”

President Akufo-Addo emphasised that government was keen on the construction of other Bulk Supply Points in order to increase access to electricity for all.

He further expressed gratitude to the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the United States government for their continued support under the Ghana Power Compact Programme.

He also lauded Millenium Development Authority (MiDA) for its effective oversight of the project; Elecnor S.A., the main contractors for the procurement, supply, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of the project; as well as management and staff of GRIDCO and ECG.

The cost of construction for the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point is estimated at US$64.72 million.

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