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Ghana inaugurates biggest electricity bulk supply point

The Millenium Development Authority (MiDA) has handed over a new power station to the Electricity Company of Ghana and Ghana Grid Company.

The Pokuase Bulk Supply Point in Accra represents a flagship investment under the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Ghana Power Compact. MCC funded the $64,7 million electrical infrastructure project, making it the first major construction project completed under the Ghana Power Compact.

The $316 million compact is helping the Government of Ghana improve the power sector through investments that will provide more reliable and affordable electricity to Ghana’s businesses and households.

The compact is also funding a BSP at Kasoa and two primary substations at Kanda and Legon, in addition to other power sector investments, energy efficiency programmes and women’s empowerment programmes within the power sector. The compact programme will officially close on 6 June 2022.

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US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan, speaking at the power station’s inauguration, said: “The Pokuase Bulk Supply Point represents sustainable infrastructure investment by the United States with Ghana that will benefit hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians now and into the future.

“It will help deliver more reliable power to the people, places, and businesses of Accra that drive increased economic activity benefitting families, businesses, and communities.”

The Pokuase BSP will reduce outages in the power system, help stabilise voltages and improve the quality and reliability of power supplied to the northern parts of the capital city of Accra.  

It will also reduce technical losses in the power transmission and distribution system, contributing to the financial viability of ECG and GRIDCo in the long term. The Pokuase BSP is now the largest-capacity BSP in the country at 580 megavolt amperes (MVA) and will directly benefit 350,000 utility customers.

Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith is a Content Specialist for ESI Africa.