Blackouts To End In September - Energy Minister
4/24/2012 12:30:22 PM -
The Minister for Energy, Dr. Oteng Adjei, has assured Ghanaians that the constant blackouts being experienced in Ghana will cease by the third quarter of this year.
According to him, the NDC government is committed to providing affordable and sustainable energy for the country. Dr. Adjei said there is ongoing reinforcement and replacement work in all major substations across the country to boost energy supply and power generation.
The Minister said: 'We are upgrading the Mallam substation, by May ending there would be two more transformers so that the seven transformers within the system can hold all the demand of Accra.'
'Because of the industrial nature of Tema, we're building a second bulk supply point. After we've finished reinforcing the transmission system it would give us that comfort; we want it eradicated,' he added.
'We assure you, by September, October, when most of our plants have been integrated; you'd see a real change in the power supply system of this country.'