On April 20th 2021, the newly designated Minister of Energy, Hon. Mr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh along with the Minister of Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Ing. Jonathan Amoako- Baah; the Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Ing. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa; the Chief Executive of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Mr. Martin Eson-Benjamin; the Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Mr. Kwame Agyeman-Budu; and several
Directors from the Ministry of Energy and the Ghanaian energy utilities, visited our project of the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point Substation.
The visit began with a safety induction and continued with a tour through the various sections of the project including the GRIDCO and ECG buildings, the four 145MVA transformers, the 330kV Switchyard, etc. With this official visit, the authorities were showing their commitment to a project that will alleviate the already overloaded substations of Accra, a city which consumes 25% of the generation capacity in Ghana. The Minister was particularly impressed with the technical quality and the progression of the work achieved by ELECNOR.
The 330/34.5kV Substation, financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and implemented by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), has a contract value of 47 million US dollars, and once completed it will improve the reliability and stability of the electricity supply to more than 300,000 households in the northern neighborhoods of Accra. During the execution of the project, more 300 local workers are being employed and more than 5 million USD dollars have been spent locally through subcontractors and procurement of supplies. Once completed, the Substation will be operated by GRIDCo and ECG.
CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT
The A4BSP Pokuase Substation Project is scheduled to be handed over in the following months. Currently, the main activities being carried on are the erection of the transmission towers, the construction of the external road, the slope protection, and the cold commissioning of the electrical equipment.