Expect more power outages during peak hours – ECG warns Ghanaians

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Prior to peak hours, there will be more power outages, according to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

In a social media post, ECG disclosed that rising power consumption has caused 630 distribution transformers in communities throughout its operating zones to operate above capacity.

According to the claim, this could lead to blown fuses and broken conductors, which would cause outages, especially in the affected locations during the peak load period (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.).

“However, we wish to assure our customers that transformer upgrading, and new projects are on-going to relieve these transformers to ensure a more reliable power supply,” the post added.

Samuel Dubik Mahama

“Customers within the underlisted communities/localities are therefore advised to report any localised outage or voltage fluctuations to the ECG Call Center on 0302-611611 (also available on WhatsApp) or reach us on our social media handles via ECGghOfficial (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for prompt rectification,” it said.

The affected customers were urged to be patient and supportive of the ECG as it works to further enhance Ghana’s power distribution infrastructure.

In response to the frequent power outages (dumsor), Samuel Dubik Mahama, the Managing Director (MD) of the ECG, stated earlier this month that the business was having some maintenance problems.

He asserted that the company’s use of machinery meant that problems could arise at any time due to the machinery’s propensity for malfunction.

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