June 14, 2024
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GRIDCo builds 330/161kV Adubiliyi sub-station in Tamale

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) has built a sub-station in Tamale to increased its transmission capacity to meet the ever growing demand in the Northern, North-East and Upper East Regions of Ghana.

The facility built in 2019 was funded with an amount of 173.9 million USD (One Hundred and Seventy-Three Million and Nine Hundred Thousand US Dollars) by the French Development Agency (AFD) and a €5 million European Union grant dedicated to Project Management, Supervision and Project work, a Team Europe approach.

French Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Jules Armand Aniambossou, who paid a working visit to the Adubiliyili Sub-station expressed satisfaction and gratitude to the Ghana government for it’s support to see the completion of the project despite the challenges.

Mr. Aniambossou’s visit was to engage with the facility managers and gauge the performance of the sub-station, which serves Tamale and allows power export of up to 200MW to some neighbouring African countries.

The power supply stability and reliability have also improved in the Northern part of the NITS and lubricated the wheeling of 150MW power to neighboring Burkina Faso. The Adubiliyili sub-station is a component of GRIDCo’s 330kV Kumasi–Bolgatanga Transmission Line Project.

The 330/161kV Adubiliyili sub-station is an important infrastructure component that has significantly improved power supply reliability and enhanced GRIDCo’s ability to export 150MW power to Burkina Faso.

In a statement issued after the triumphant visit, the Chief Executive of GRIDCo, Ing Ebenezer Kofi Essienyi, said:

“GRIDCo is proud of its pioneering and impactful role in Ghana’s power sector, in ensuring the reliable transmission of electricity across the country, which is strengthened with external collaborations & expertise.

This strategic partnership with France through AFD & the EU has positioned GRIDCo to deliver critical Energy Projects to improve efficiency and ensure a robust national grid.”

The Ambassador of France to Ghana, H.E. Jules Armand Aniambossou commented:
“France and the EU delegation have worked closely with GRIDCo for many years on the Kumasi–Bolgatanga Transmission Line, and we can appreciate the results here today.

I am impressed by Ghana’s long-term commitment to ensuring a reliable and efficient power network for the Northern Region.

I also want to recognize the expertise and partnership with Eiffage Energies Transport & Distribution and ABB AG Joint Venture of France: this shows how important it is to encourage cooperation between France and Ghana businesses.

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