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THE TEMA regional office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) invested GHC989.800 in several large projects in the first six months of this year to improve the security of supply in its operating areas.

The amount includes five major projects that were carried out between January and June 2021.

“The projects include the construction of a connection between two of their main overhead lines, which now enables loads to be transferred from one outlet to the other during repair work and to ensure a continuous power supply,” said Ing. Emmanuel Appoe, Tema’s regional engineer, told DGN Online .

According to him, the beneficiary communities are Communities Twelve, Eleven and parts of Community Six.

“Another project concerned the rehabilitation of defective underground sub-transmission cables between two substations. This was to ensure that municipalities five, six and ten are better supplied with electricity.

“In some areas, the company found that the load on the transformers available was getting too high, resulting in undervoltage for customers in those catchment areas. A number of transformers have been added to the existing ones serving Power City and the surrounding areas in Prampram, Community 19 and behind the Emef Estate, ”he said.

He further stated that GHC 142,141.92 of the above total was invested in upgrading undersized ladders for the community 8 and its surrounding areas.

Speaking about these projects, Ing. Appoe, who also acts as acting general manager for the Tema region, said that the company is committed to its “mission to provide safe, high-quality and reliable electricity services to support the Ghanaians and live up to our mandate to become”.

He advocated for property developers and the public not to interfere with the rights of way of power grid systems. This often leads to unnecessary delays in troubleshooting faults, which ultimately leads to delayed downtime.

In the projects that had to do with the relief of overloaded transformers, he warned the public to stop illegal connections and called on people to report suspected illegal connections.

He added that “Illegal connections are one of the main causes of transformer overloads, resulting in low voltages for consumers and sometimes catastrophic transformer failure, plunging customers into failures until the transformers are replaced”.

Source: Daily Guide

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