Tuesday, 16 November 2010

ECG buys new equipment to improve country's power supply

During a meeting between the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) and the management of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), to discuss the causes for the recent power outages in the greater Accra region, ECG's Director of Customer Services Smart Yeboah said that the company has purchased new equipment to improve the country's power supply.

The new equipment will replace the old technology which is partly responsible for the unstable power supply within Ghana. The contracts for installation have been signed and the works are expected to commence early next year.

For the last couple of weeks there have been continual power outages, within several areas in Accra, leading the public to complaint to the PURC, which necessitated the meeting. PURC's Executive Secretary Stephen Adu, who chaired the meeting, said since the adjustments of tariffs, clients were supposed to be enjoying better and uninterrupted services, "but that has not been the case".

Yeboah explained that the ECG management was embarking on projects that would enhance the quality of services and that most of the problems encountered a couple of weeks ago were emergencies that were not anticipated. He also said that the management of ECG would, by the end of the year, see 30 prime sub-stations throughout the country, to improve their services to customers, and apologised for to the public for the inconvenience.

Source: GBC

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