The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has said in a notice to the general public that there will be power outages in parts of Accra beginning today, Friday, May 8, 2020.
This plan is to enable the company to convey some transformers from the Tema Port to its Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) construction site.
The power outages which will last between 10 pm and 1 am daily will however end on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Some areas to be affected by the planned power outage include Tema, Klagon, Spintex, Trasacco, Dzorwulu, Achimota, and Ofankor.
“The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited wishes to inform the general public, especially our cherished customers in the under-listed areas that, to ensure safe conveyance of 145MVA transformers from the Tema Ports to the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) construction site, the company will have to isolate some High Voltage overhead lines. In this regard, there will be planned outages from Friday 8th May 2020 to Thursday, 14th May 2020 between 10:00 pm and 1:00 am each day”, the company announced.
Meanwhile, ECG says any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.
Presently, Ghanaians are enjoying the Energy Relief Package announced by President Akufo-Addo as part of the interventions introduced by the government to lessen the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on people and businesses.
For this, lifeline customers have 100 per cent relief of their consumption for April, May, and June 2020.
All other customers will receive 50 per cent of their consumption for April, May, and June 2020.
According to the Energy sector, April benefits would be realized in May, May benefits in June, and June benefits in July.