Ghana’s Millenium Development Authority to construct two primary substations to improve power supply

GHANA – Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has said that it will construct two primary substations in Kanda and Legon to reduce technical losses at the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). According to a statement from the authority the two projects forms part of the implementation of the Power Compact programme. Chief Executive of MiDA, Mr Martin Eson-Benjamin in his remarks said the Primary Substations is expected to be the solution to the perennial power supply challenges experienced by the beneficiary health facilities. He added that the Primary Substation interventions could…

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ECG unveils Mobile App to enhance access to electricity

GHANA – Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has launched a mobile app, dubbed: “ECG Power” to enable customers to buy electricity and pay bills via the mobile money platforms. The Mobile Application was designed by ECG’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) staff, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store with an android or any smart phone. According to ECG, 2.8 million out of the 3.8 million customers could access the application, representing 73 per cent of the Company’s customer base. The power distribution company said that it expected…

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US funded modern Bulk Supply Point power project to improve electricity supply in Ghana

GHANA – The United States through its agency the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is funding the modern Bulk Supply Point (BSP) in Ghana’s Kasoa Municipality. The funding for the project is part of grant funds provided to Ghana under the Ghana Power Compact Programme. The Kasoa BSP, a 435 MVA Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) sub-station, when completed, would be the second largest Bulk Supply Station in the country after the Pokuase BSP, which is currently under construction. Its completion will enable Residents and businesses in Kasoa and its environs to…

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Ghana’s Electricity Company gets an experienced electrician as new caretaker MD

GHANA – The government of Ghana has appointed Kwame Agyeman-Budu as the interim Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) following the exit of Eng. Samuel Boakye Appiah who served for three years. Mr. Agyeman-Budu, until his appointment, was serving as the Electricity Company’s Deputy Managing Director in charge of Corporate Services. The outgone CEO was appointed in February 2017 by President Nana Akufo-Addo on an acting capacity until a substantive CEO was approved, Ghana Web reports. A letter written by the Energy Ministry which terminated Eng. Boakye-Appiah…

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