ECG inaugurates new substation
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has recently inaugurated a substation at Sefwi Bibiani.
The substation, valued at $8.7 million, has a capacity of 2X20/26MVA.
“These projects and various injections into our network system have created flexibility and relief to overloaded feeders, improvement in voltage profiles and backup capacity geared towards accommodating the demand of our customers in all our operational area,” said Kwame Agyeman-Budu, Managing Director of ECG.
Agyeman-Budu said before the construction of the primary substation, the Bibiani district had a booster station, which supplied electricity to residents.
However, with the ever-increasing electricity demand due to industrialisation, especially the government of Ghana’s One District One Factory (1D1F) agenda, ECG decided “to provide a more solid and state of the art reliable source of power supply to meet the electricity requirement of the district.”
Agyeman-Budu announced that ECG’s 2022 approved budget for projects to improve service delivery in the Western and Western North regions equals $3.2m.
He said projects which had begun included the construction of Elubo bulk supply point, the construction of a 2x20MVA primary station, the reconstruction of the Axim switching station, and the reconstruction of Sefwi Dwenase primary substation.
Source: ESI Africa
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