The Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) has identified a fault in the transmission line from Buipe in the Savannah Region as the cause of last night’s (29th March) power outrage in the Tamale Metropolis and some parts of Bolgatanga in the Upper East region.
The management of NEDCo says the fault has affect electricity supply through alternative lines due to excessive amount of load generation for transmission to the affected areas.
Some affected residents have expressed frustration with the unannounced power outage especially on social media media calling on relevant authorities to restore their lights on.
The NEDCo in a statement issued by the Cooperate Communications department says “GRIDCo has indicated that it is working to fix the faulty line as soon as possible.”
Read full release below:
UNPLANNED OUTAGE IN PARTS OF TAMALE AND BOLGA AREAS
The Management of NEDCo wishes to inform the General Public, especially, its cherished customers in Tamale and Bolga Areas (& their environs) that GRIDCo has reported some challenges on its transmission line from Buipe to Tamale as a result of which supply has had to be routed through alternative lines that are unable to carry the entire load for both areas.
As a result, apart from a few express lines in Tamale like the Tamale Teaching Hospital, the Military Line and the Dalun Line (Ghana Water Company Limited Water Heads) in Tamale, the generality of the township does not have power. In the case of Bolga, areas around the ADB Bank through the Municipal Police Headquarters to Zuarungu and Estates (including the VRA Residency) and their environs do not have power.
Meanwhile, GRIDCo has indicated that it is working to fix the faulty line as soon as possible.
Any inconvenience caused is regretted.
ISSUED BY CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, NEDCo, SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019