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Planned maintenance by ECG to cause ‘dumsor’ in parts of Accra

Power to many parts of Accra will be disrupted from Tuesday, February 25, 2020, as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) begins a planned maintenance exercise.

The exercise, according to the power distributor, is expected to end on Friday, February 28.

Meanwhile, frequent power cuts in parts of the country over the last six weeks is stirring fears that Ghana may be returning to the dreaded period of persistent, irregular, and unpredictable electric power outage – popularly called ‘dumsor’.

Over the last weeks, Accra and Kumasi have been hit the hardest by the unannounced intermittent power cuts.

Residents at many communities in these two major cities say the power cuts last for up to six hours sometimes.

Joy News’ sources within the energy sector reveal that there is currently a peak demand of 2,900 MW but power supply stands at 2,700 MW – a shortfall of about 200 MW.

The shortfall has been blamed on gas maintenance works that makes it impossible for reverse flow of gas from Takoradi to Thermal plants at Tema.

 

Check the notice below to see if your area will be affected from Tuesday.

ECG maintenance notice

ECG maintenance notice

ECG maintenance notice

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Source: Myjoyonline.com

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