GRIDCO Explains the cause of the Nationwide blackout.
Monday, May 09 2022. On Saturday , May 07 2022, the power system experienced a system disturbance due to a faulted equipment on the Takoradi Extension-Winneba Line.
Consequently, all generating plants in Aboadze, Tema, ( except Kpone thermal power plant). Bui and Kpong were forced to shutdown.
This caused forced outages within the coastal corridor of the National Grid which led to power supply interruptions in some parts of Greater Accra, Western/ Central , middle and Northern part of the country.
However Akosombo and kpone power thermal power plants continue to be in service supplying power.
Restoration began immediately and power supply was restored to all bulk supply points by 23:29 hrs.
GRIDCO assures it values stakeholders that it will continue to work towards the provision of reliable power system for Ghana’s socio-economic development.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.