The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has asked the Electricity Company of Ghana to shed a total of 400 megawatts of power today [Monday].
“Gridco has requested for 400MW load relief from ECG between 18:00hrs and 06:00hrs due to insufficient power generation.”
[contextly_sidebar id=”aWDobpXOXlDzLTHbfQi3J5XIhtImAZHp”]The shedding covers six regions in the country.
They are: Accra (140MW), Ashanti (80MW), Tema (60MW), Western (40MW), Central (30MW), Eastern (30MW) and Volta (20MW).
The directive to the ECG is due to the insufficient power being generated in the country following some technical challenges with the Volta River Authority’s (VRA) power plants in the Western Region and other parts of the country.
Below is the full statement
GRIDco PEAK LOAD RELIEF REQUEST
Gridco has requested for 400MW load relief from ECG between 18:00hrs and 06:00hrs due to insufficient power generation, the regions should therefore shed load as follows:
Note: Group A is going OFF
Group B is going 24hrs
Group C is coming ON