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ECG Volta1Ho, July 18, GNA - The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has commissioned a 40MVA primary substation at Hohoe in the Volta Region.

Mr Fred Baimbill-Johnson, Public Relations Officer for the Company in the Volta Region in a news brief, said the new Hohoe substation has two units of 20 MVA transformers, with the current capacity being a 300 per cent upgrade from the 10 MVA at the station.

Mr Samuel Boakye-Appiah, Managing Director, ECG, said with the new facility, more customers could be hooked unto the national grid in the catchment area with improved service delivery.

He said the Company was undertaking various Network Infrastructure Projects in the region to the tune of $40,000,000 from its internally generated fund with support from strategic donor to meet ECG’s "Corporate Strategic Objectives of Improving System Reliability, Improving Customer Service Delivery, Reducing System Losses and Improving Network Operational Efficiency."

Mr Boakye-Appiah said the infrastructure projects in the Region included the construction of Primary Substations and Switching Stations; Construction of 33/11KV network lines; Network extensions and Intensification, as well as 33/11KV network upgrade and Expansion to various communities.

Mr Joseph Forson, the Volta Regional Manager, ECG, said the capital intensive projects would help customers who could not operate corn mills and other motors to do so now due to system upgrade in Likpe Agbozume, Likpe Hiase, Teteman, Akpafo-Sokpo, New and Old Biaka among others.

ECG Volta2Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister commended ECG for the investment and expressed hope that the ongoing projects would fully resolve customer complaints of low voltage and frequent outages in parts of the Region.

Togbega Gabusu VI, Paramount Chief of Gbi, called on corporate institutions to offer employment quotas to traditional councils to enable chiefs address the issue of youth unemployment in their areas.

Source: GNA

 

 

 

 

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has invested 40 million dollars to undertake some projects in the Volta Region.

The Managing Director of ECG, Engineer Samuel Boakye-Appiah revealed at the commissioning of a new primary station in Hohoe in the Volta Region that the projects are aimed at expanding and improving its network infrastructure in the region

He added that the projects will help the company “provide sustainable quality and stable power supply to clients”.

Ing. Boakye-Appiah said that the project will also aid in extending power to 50 communities under the China Hunan Construction Engineering Group Corporation project.

The project, the Engineer said will be at the cost of $9million.

The Hunan Construction Engineering Group Corporation project with Ghana is to facilitate the execution of the rural electrification projects in the Eastern, Volta and Northern regions.

The engineer also revealed that some measures were being taken to avoid technical losses in the system.

Laying out the plans he stated that the ECG will “work closely with the special prosecutor to prosecute culprits engaged in power theft”.

The company will undertake “technical customer education on ECG operations in various districts and revamping the revenue production unit to maximize revenue collection.” Engineer Boakye-Appiah added.

The Volta Regional Minister Dr. Archibald Letsa commended the ECG for undertaking the project. He hinted that it will boost government's one district one factory initiative when it finally takes off.

Dr. Archibald however pleaded with the Chiefs to provide lands for the factory which will in turn give back to the society.

“We want lands and the support of our people, so that the industry we bring here will create jobs for our people put money in their pockets and generate more foreign income for our country”, he said.

The Paramount Chief of the Gbi traditional area, Togbe Gabusu, in return revealed that two land owners in his community will provide lands for the factory or any other institution if natives would be employed.

 

Source: myjoyonline

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ECG Managing Director, Samuel Boakye-Appiah, who describes the situation “disturbing”, says the report of the team will help the company deal with the situation.

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is constructing a new primary power sub-station at Mataheko, a suburb of Accra. The new station, being put up at a cost of $4 million, will improve power supply to Mataheko and surrounding areas, including Kaneshie, Bubuashie and parts of Dansoman, when completed.

Work on the sub-station is currently 70 per cent complete and will be fitted with a 2x20 mVA transformers to meet the increasing needs of consumers.

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