The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has asked the Electricity Company of Ghana to shed a total of 390 megawatts of power today [Monday].
“Gridco has requested for 390MW load relief from ECG between 06:00hrs and 18:00hrs due to insufficient power generation.”
The shedding covers six regions in the country.
They are: Accra (130MW), Ashanti (80MW), Tema (60MW), Western (40MW), Central (30MW), Eastern (30MW) and Volta (20MW).
The directive to the ECG is due to the insufficient power being generated in the country following some technical challenges with the Volta River Authority’s (VRA) power plants in the Western Region and other parts of the country.
Below is the full statement:
GRIDco OFF PEAK LOAD RELIEF REQUEST Date: 26/10/15
Gridco has requested for 390MW load relief from ECG between 06:00hrs and 18:00hrs due to insufficient power generation,the regions should, therefore, shed load as follows:
Group A is coming ON Group B is going OFF Group C is going 24hrs