University of Ghana gains new substation from MiDA
The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has handed over a 52 MVA primary substation and its associated interconnecting circuits to serve the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) and its environs.
The facility, which will ensure a stable power supply, is extended to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana Standards Authority, Okponglo area, Fiesta Royale, Ghana Institute of Public Administration (GIMPA) and the surrounding areas.
The project worth $11 million was funded by the Ghana Power Compact Programme funded by the United States Government, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
Inaugurating the facility, the Deputy Minister for Energy, Mr Mohammed Amin Adam, said the substation had been integrated into the existing Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) 33kV sub-transmission network through a total of 24 km of 33kV interconnecting circuits.
According to him, UGMC Primary Substation was one of many electric infrastructural assets, which formed part of the ECG Financial and Operational Turnaround (EFOT) Project of the Compact Programme.
He said equipment within the substation comprised of two 20/26MVA transformers, located outdoors and switching equipment housed in a basement-type Control Building.
“The substation has been sized to provide for any future extension of the 33kV and 11kV switchgear and power is evacuated to the UGMC and other load centres through 41.4 km of 11kV offloading circuits,” he said.
“With the substation in close proximity to these institutions and with sufficient redundant capacity, the risk of equipment failure due to voltage fluctuations is significantly reduced,” he said.
Mr Adam said the substation would improve power supply, quality and reliability and reduced technical losses in ECG’s Distribution System, ultimately contributing to improved financial performance.
Source: All Africa
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