Mr William Amuna, the Millennium Development Authority’s (MiDA) technical controller, has declared that residents of Kasoa and its environs will be subjected to 15 days of load-shedding and power outages.
Work on the latest power substation is estimated to take 12 days, according to Mr Amuna. However, three additional days have been added to track and resolve any issues that could occur.
Along with officials from GRIDCo, ECG, and the Millennium Development Authority, he was on the minister’s site tour (MiDA).
The Kasoa BSP is the country’s second-largest Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation, with a capacity of 435 MW.
It is being built to counter low voltage and regular power outages in Kasoa and its environs, including Senya Bereku, Bawjiase, and Nyanyanu, as a result of rising domestic and industrial demand.
The US$50 million BSP scheme, which is being financed by MiDA through the Ghana Power Compact, is projected to support 241, 508 ECG customers by greatly upgrading GRIDCo’s power transmission systems once completed.