Explosion at Ghana’s Achimota Sub-station interrupts supply

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Several parts of Accra are likely to remain in darkness for a while longer as the capital is left with just 54 megawatts of power out of the required 240 megawatts to sustain the entire region.

Residents in most parts in Accra Tema and parts of the Akuapim range have been left in darkness for over twelve hours following an explosion at the Achimota sub-station on Wednesday.

The Head of Public Relations at the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Albert Quainoo, explained that the Mallam sub-station usually produces about 180 megawatts but it is supplying only 33 megawatts.

He disclosed that there is currently no supply from the Adjiriganor sub-station because they don’t have all their lines to evacuate the power. Mr. Quainoo gave the assurance that GRIDCo is working around the clock to rectify the problem.

He said once the work to restore the affected lines is completed, they will be in the position to meet the demand for Accra. He was, however, unable to give a definite timeline for which work on the Achimota sub-station will be completed.