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Business News of Saturday, 28 November 2020

Source: GNA

Veep inspects progress of work on Pokuase Bulk Supply Point

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia inspecting the  Pokuase Bulk Supply Point Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia inspecting the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday inspected the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP), which is 84 percent complete.

The US$50 million Ghana Power Compact is being funded by the United States government through its agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

The project, being executed by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), upon completion, would directly benefit about 300,000 power consumers in the catchment communities including Kwabenya, Anyah, Nsawam, and Ofankor.

Mr. Patrick Oppong, the BSP Project Manager, briefed the Vice President and his entourage on the progress of work.

Vice President Bawumia visited the project site as part of a working tour of the Greater Accra Region.

The Pokuase BSP, the fourth Bulk Supply Point in Accra, is designated as A4BSP, and its associated 33 kilovolt and 11 kilovolt interconnecting lines intended to address power supply challenges including frequent outages and low voltages, resulting from increased power demand in Accra and the surrounding communities.

The project would also lead to a significant reduction in technical losses in the GRIDCo transmission system and the ECG power distribution, which would contribute to improving the financial viability of the utilities.

The Pokuase BSP is the first 330kV in Accra and the largest in the country when completed.

The project would be developed under the existing 330kV Aboadze-Volta-Lome Transmission line at Pokuase.

It shall have a total capacity of 580MVA, comprising four 330/34.5kV 145MVA Power transformers.

The contractor for the project is Elecnor S.A. of Spain with SMEC International PTY Ltd. as the Project Engineers.

The project started in April 2018 and expected to be completed on May 31, 2021.