The Tema Region of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited(ECG) from January to June this year, invested GH¢989,800.00 on five major projects to improve electricity supply in its operational areas.
The projects which include the construction of a link between two of their main overhead sub transmission cables had now made it possible to transfer load from one feeder to the other during repair works, to ensure continuous power supply.
The Tema Regional Engineer ECG, Mr Emmanuel Appoe, told the Ghanaian Times that the beneficiary communities under the projects were Communities 12, 11 and parts of Community 6.
He said another project involved the restoration of faulty underground sub-transmission link cables between two substations to improve power supply to Communities 5, 6 and 10.
Mr Appoe noted that in some areas, the company realised that the load on the available transformers were getting too high, a situation that could lead to low voltage for customers in the catchment area.
He said to forestall that, a number of transformers were added to the existing ones serving Power City (Prampram) and other areas surrounding Prampram, Community 19, and behind the Emef Estate.
Mr Appoe, who is also the Acting General Manager for Tema Region, however indicated that GH¢142,141.92 out of the total amount was invested in the upgrading of undersized conductors serving Community 8 and its environs.
He said:”The Company is committed to its mission of providing safe, quality and reliable electricity services in order to support Ghanaians meet their obligations”.
He pleaded with developers and the general public to desist from encroaching on their “right of way” to avoid tampering with electricity network installations.
The Acting General Manager for Tema Region expressed worry that tampering with installations often resulted in delayed repairs and prolonged outages.
He admonished the public to help deal with problem of overloaded transformers by reporting suspected cases of illegal connections to the ECG.
“Illegal connection is a major cause of transformer overload, low voltage and sometimes, total breakdown of the transformers, hence, plunging customers into outages till the transformers are replaced,” he said.
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