The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has commissioned a new 2x10MVA 33/11KV Primary Substation in Mpraeso in the Eastern Region.
The Substation which is estimated at GH₡55 million is expected to improve electricity supply in the Kwahu ridge and the Afram Plains areas of the Eastern region.
Commissioning the Substation in Mpraeso, the Managing Director of ECG, Mr. Kwame Agyeman-Budu disclosed that the substation will cater for the rapid growth of the Kwahu ridge areas and the Afram Plains. He added that “customers will now enjoy reliable power supply with the very minimal outages when necessary”.
Mr. Agyeman Budu further stated that the substation will also enhance customer end voltage in the supply communities and also afford ECG the opportunity to link the various 11KV feeders into a ring system on the Kwahu ridge to ensure system flexibility.
He explained that, prior to the construction of the substation, the Kwahu Ridge and Afram Plains areas were being supplied from the Nkawkaw Bulk Supply Point (BSP) with only two feeders, adding that any fault on the feeders affected the entire Kwahu ridge resulting in frequent outages. “This challenge has however become a thing of the past with the construction of the 2x10MVA 33/11KV Mpraeso Primary Substation valued at GH55million to serve Kwahu ridge communities as well as the entire Afram Plains enclave” he said.
On his part, the Eastern Regional Manager of the ECG, Ing Michael Baah, was confident the new substation would improve system losses, ensure reliable supply and give consumers and business entities some relief on the Kwahu Ridge.
“ECG can now link all four outgoing feeders from this station to serve our customers. Now our customers in this part of the Region can heave a sigh of relief, and tourism potential will thrive since the plight of long outages and poor quality of power supply has ended,” stressed.