THE INCONSISTENCIES IN ECG’s EXECUSES MAY DENT ITS REPUTATION – IES

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) has raised alarm over the recent statement by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), decrying what they perceive as misleading information regarding the stability of the national power grid.

“The IES is scandalised by this misleading statement, and the inconsistencies in ECG’s public releases relative to the recent power outages being recorded across the country. In the recent statement, the ECG sought to equate “stable national power supply” to “stable national grid,” both of which are non-existent in our present power sub-sector”, a statement signed by the Executive Director of IES, Nana Amoasi VII said.

The IES has indicated discrepancies between ECG’s claims of a “stable national power supply” and the reality of insufficient power generation.

“In any case, how can we have a stable national power supply when since the start of the year, the ECG barely receives from GRIDCo 85% of power required to fully meet the demand of its customers. Again, one wonders the capacity of the ECG to confidently suggest that Ghana has a stable national grid.”

IES has call for transparency and accountability, and demands action from regulatory bodies and urges the government to address systemic issues plaguing the energy sector.

“Where the power sector finds itself today, the best utility to speak to issues of power supply stability and grid stability Is the system operator the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo). Unfortunately, GRIDCo has gone mute, an attitude uncharacteristic of the entity”

 

Read below the full statement 

THE INCONSISTENCIES IN ECGs EXECUSES MAY DENT ITS REPUTATION

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