The Tema Regional office of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited, has in the first half of 2021 pumped 989,800 Cedis into some major projects to improve reliable power supply in its operational areas.
142,141.92 Cedis out of the above amount was used to upgrade undersized conductors that serve Community 8 and its environs, one of the five major projects undertaken by the allocated total amount from January to June this year.
The rest of the projects according to the Tema Regional Engineer, Emmanuel Appoe, include construction of a link between two of its main overhead sub transmission cables which now enables the transfer of load from one feeder to the other for continues power supply in the event of repair works.
Beneficiary communities of this project are Communities Twelve, Eleven and parts of Community Six.
Another had to do with the restoration of faulty underground sub transmission link
cables between two substations to ensure that Communities Five, Six and Ten will have better supply.
This was necessitated by the company realising that the available transformers were being overloaded, resulting in low voltage to customers in the catchment area.
In view of this, a number of transformers were added to the existing ones serving Power City and surrounding areas in
Prampram, Community 19 and behind the Emefs Estate.
Emmanuel Appoe, who is the current Acting General Manager of the Tema Region said, in the quest to live up to its mandate, the company is committed to its mission of providing safe, quality and reliable electricity services to Ghanaians.
He sought the medium to plead with developers and the general public not to encroach on the electricity network installations right of way, as this mostly brings about unnecessary delays in case of faults repairs, eventually leading to delays in outage periods.
Ing. Appoe commenting on the projects regarding easing pressure on overloaded transformers, cautioned the public against illegal connections, pleading to the public to report suspected cases of illegal connection.
“illegal connection is one major cause of overloaded transformers leading to low voltages for consumers, and sometimes causing a total breakdown of the transformers, thereby plunging customers into outages till the transformers are replaced” Ing. Appoe emphasised.
By: Edward Tetteh