Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says the construction of two substations at Asamankese and Suhum is aimed at tackling the low voltage power in parts of the Eastern Region through the of two.
Mr. Michael Baah, Regional Manager of the Company, said this would assure customers in Asamankese, Suhum, parts of Koforidus, Nsawam, Kibi, Bunso, Akwatia and a number of other communities of stable electricity supply.
He told journalists during an inspection of construction work on the Asamankese substation that a total of about 71,000 would benefit.
He indicated that service interruption due to low voltage, affecting both domestic users and businesses would soon be over.
Mr. Baah spoke of the acquisition of transformers and upgrade of the company’s network to improve the quality of service adding that 175 major system improvement projects would be undertaken in the region, this year.
“The 2× 10MVA 33/11KV capacity primary substations in Suhum and Asamankese areas which are 90% completed would help to improve voltage supply and also ensure reliability in the areas thereby addressing the low voltage experiencing by customers particularly at Asamankese.
“Asamankese and Suhum areas have been struggling with low Voltage due to long distance of power supply .The situation has affected the local economy to the extent that banks and other companies have to mostly depend on generators to work.
“The substations when completed will solve the challenge and provide reliable power to about 40,000 and 31 000 customers in Asamankese and Suhum respectively,” he said.