ECG blames power outages in parts of Accra to flooding at seven substations

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has identified flooding at seven substations as the cause of power outages affecting parts of Accra. The outages occurred following heavy rains on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

In a press release issued on Thursday, May 2, ECG disclosed that substations including Burma Camp L, Station H – Dzorwulu, Gbawe, and four others were inundated during the downpour.

ECG stated that it is collaborating with the Ghana Fire Service to address the issue promptly.

Below is the full statement:

The Electricity Company of Ghana wishes to inform our cherished customers and the general public that the interruption in service being experienced in parts of Accra is due to the rainstorm that hit the Greater Accra Region on Wednesday, 1st May, 2024, which has flooded the following primary substations:

• Station H -Dzorwulu

• Burma Camp L

• Station D – Avenor

• High Street AH

• La Trade AJ

• Lakeside Estate; and

• Gbawe.

ECG and the Ghana Fire Service are working together to drain all flooded primary substations to ensure a swift restoration of power supply.

We wish to assure our cherished customers and all stakeholders of our commitment to ensuring a stable power supply, and apologise unreservedly for the effect of the outage on our daily lives.

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