Nationwide Blackout Power will be back in 3 hours - GRIDCO

This comes on the back of nationwide blackout on Wednesday night.

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The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) has assured that power will be restored to the nation in three hours.

This comes on the back of nationwide blackout on Wednesday night.

In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, the Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCO, Mr. William Amuna said “almost 50 percent of power had already been restored” adding that GRIDCO is “building up gradually and we should be done in three hours.”

He explained that “there was a surge of power around 9:40pm last night; we lost many generators across the country. As a consequence, we lost supply to most parts of the country.”

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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.

Touching on the cause of the blackout, 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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