President Akufo-Addo commissions 330kv Kumasi-Bolgatanga power transmission project

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At the start of a four-day trip of the Ashanti Region, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, commissioned the 330 kilovolt Kumasi to Bolgatanga Transmission Line Project on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

The project, which is a crucial component of the West Africa Power Pool Project, aims to improve the reliability of the Ghana to Burkina Faso Interconnection Project as well as the Ghana Transmission System and guarantee the export of at least 100 megawatts of electricity to Burkina Faso.

Additionally, GRIDCo built a 330kV Transmission line from the Aboadze Power Generation Zone through Prestea to Kumasi to aid in the achievement of this goal.

The 330 kV Kumasi-Bolgatanga Transmission Line Project included the construction of 550 km of 330 kV transmission line between Kumasi and Bolgatanga, as well as the expansion of the existing 161 kV substations in Kumasi, Kintampo, Tamale, and Bolgatanga. It also included the implementation of environmental mitigation measures and a resettlement action plan.

The French Development Agency (AFD) paid a total of US$173.9 million for the Project.

In addition to providing Burkina Faso with 150 megawatts of electricity, the project improved transmission capacity to meet rising demand in Ashanti, northern Ghana, and other areas.

The projects have also helped to lower transmission line overloads and the high transmission losses they are linked with, as well as better voltages, particularly in the Ashanti, Bono, and Bono East areas, according to the Minister of Energy, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

He emphasized that the country’s quality and dependability of energy supply have both improved as a result of the 330kV transmission lines.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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