The Chamber of Independent Power Producers, Distributors and Bulk Consumers, is demanding a full-scale investigation into challenges in GRIDCo’s power system that led to the nationwide power outage on Sunday.
According to the Chamber, it expects that the grid managers will investigate the cause of the power failure, how the grid was restored and make public the findings as well as appropriate measures to forestall future occurrences.
Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Elikplim Apetorgbor speaking on a private Radio station in Accra, said the Chamber is concerned about the reliability, security and integrity of the grid as it is very sensitive to the safety of the nation’s facilities, adding that GRIDCo’s role in the electricity value chain is a sensitive one.
He said thorough technical investigation and evaluation must be conducted to ascertain the cause of the blackout.
Meanwhile, GRIDCo in an earlier release indicated that the power outage was due to a technical fault on one of the major transmission lines between Prestea and Obuasi. It also said restoration work by the Technical team began immediately and power supply was restored to all Bulk Supply Points at 6:30 pm that same day.