GRIDCo: Major power outage due to “faulty equipment“

GRIDCo: Major power outage due to “faulty equipment“

The power outage that occurred on Sunday, March 3, in certain parts of Accra’s western region, Winneba, and Takoradi was ascribed by the Ghana Grid Company LTD (GRIDCo) to malfunctioning machinery at its Mallam substation.

In a statement released by GRIDCo and signed by Dzifa Bampoh, its Corporate Communications Manager, the company said that its engineers have started the process of restoring electricity and reassured the public that they are working nonstop to restore supplies to the remaining affected areas.

Below is GRIDCo’s full statement.

The Ghana Grid Company LTD (GRIDCo) wishes to inform the public that on Sunday, March 3, 2024, due to a fault on an equipment at the Mallam substation which occurred at 20:38h power supply to some customers in the western part of Accra, Winneba and Takoradi was interrupted.

Our engineers have quickly isolated the faulted equipment for further investigation.

Restoration of supply to affected customers started immediately. As at 22:30h, power supply to most of the affected customers had been restored. For areas without power supply, engineers are working tirelessly to restore power once the faulted equipment is fixed.

GRIDCo sincerely apologises to all who were affected by the power supply interruption.

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