GRIDCo denies “Dumsor” reports: Says maintanance works will not disrupt power delivery in Accra


The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has denied media reports that it has scheduled 84 days of power outages to complete some maintenance works on its transmission lines in Accra.

It said while it is indeed carrying out some works on its transmission lines from Achimota to Mallam substations, “we wish to assure the public that the ongoing work will not lead to any dumsor.”

Many news reports, including a publication by the Daily Guide newspaper, claimed that the power transmitter’s work would cause a long power outage in many areas in Accra.

But GRIDCo and the Electricity Company of Ghana in response to the reports said, “For the information of the public, Phase 1 of the reconstruction exercise of the transmission line from Mallam Substation to Avenor was undertaken and successfully completed in November 2021 without any significant disturbance to power delivery in Accra and its environs. Phase 2 of the exercise from Achimota Substation to Avenor will similarly not disrupt power delivery in Accra.”

An earlier statement by GRIDCo said the work involves removing two 161Kv transmission lines on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

The work, which is expected to be completed on Thursday, June 30, 2022, is to meet the increasing demand for electricity.

Read the statement below: