Nationwide Blackout We don’t know what caused national power outage - GridCo

The Chief Executive of the Ghana Grid Company William Amuna said they have commenced an investigation to find out the cause of the outage.

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The Ghana Grid Company (GridCo) has said that it does not know what caused the nationwide blackout on Wednesday (May 3, 2017).

In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM, the Chief Executive of GridCo William Amuna said they have started an investigation to find out the cause of the outage.

“We don't know what exactly caused the power outage, but we are investigating. There has not been a situation that demands that we shed load. This power outage was an emergency.”

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“There was a fault with national supply which cause all the regions to lose power at about 9:40 pm.”

He added that they lost many generators across the country due to the surge.

However, speaking to Accra-based Citi FM Mr Amuna said: “we would have to go through our system to indicate exactly what happened but the concentration has been on restoring power to the nation.”

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“We started the restoration programme till about 1 am when we were above 1,000 megawatts but there was a swing in the power system again and we lost some generation but we are in the process of restoring power” he added.

At about 9:40 pm on Wednesday (May 3, 2017) Ghana experienced a nationwide blackout.

Many Ghanaians took to social media to comment on the development.

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The Nana Addo-led government has also come under attack especially after they criticised the then Mahama administration for dumsor.

Meanwhile, Mr Amuna said that power has been restored to about 70 percent of the country. He said the other areas will have power by 10:00 am.

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