The construction of a US$33 million 330kV Bulk Supply Point (BSP) has begun at Pokuase, Greater Accra Region, Ghana, to up power supply.
When completed in the first quarter of 2021, the project, which is being executed by Messrs Elecnor of Spain, would serve areas including Legon, Nsawam, Pokuase and Kwabenya.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), through the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), is spearheading this first project under the Ghana Power II, leading to the private sector participation in Ghana’s power sector by Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana limited.
Professor Yaa Ntiamoah, who is the Board Chairperson for the MDA Circuits, said the BSP would improve the services provided by PDS to its customers in their service areas.
Besides the project, she mentioned seven primary sub-stations replete with their interconnecting Circuits and low Voltage Line Bifurcation Activities to cover Accra East and Accra West Regions of PDS’s operations, as other projects to be carried out.
Professor Ntiamoah said significant progress has also been made in installing modern IT-driven Meter Management Systems, Geographical Information Systems, Outage Management System, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and a Data Centre.
“These are inputs needed for what will become a well-run and competitive distribution operations. A total of US$55.2million will fund these projects,” she explained.
Messrs Elecnor is the first contractor for the infrastructural projects under the compact, and Professor Ntiamoah was hopeful that it would engage all the parties to the project and work with them to ensure the completion and delivery of the project within 24 months’ construction period.