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No ECG transformer was overloaded after our checks – PURC


Amidst the ongoing power outages, commonly referred to as “Dumsor,” the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) has refuted claims of transformer overloading by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). This assertion comes as Ghanaians grapple with the repercussions of frequent and prolonged power cuts across the country.

In a press briefing held yesterday, the PURC stated that thorough investigations conducted by their team revealed no evidence of transformer overloading as a contributing factor to the current Dumsor situation. This announcement contradicts earlier statements by the ECG, which had suggested that overloaded transformers were exacerbating the power supply challenges.

The PURC’s findings have sparked renewed scrutiny over the root causes of the persistent power outages plaguing Ghana in recent months. With businesses and households bearing the brunt of the disruptions, there has been growing frustration and dissatisfaction among the populace.

Reacting to the PURC’s report, stakeholders, including consumer advocacy groups and political representatives, have called for increased transparency and accountability from both the ECG and the government in addressing the Dumsor crisis. Many have urged for comprehensive measures to be implemented to alleviate the hardships faced by citizens as a result of the power cuts.

The PURC’s dismissal of transformer overloading as a primary cause of Dumsor underscores the complexity of the situation and the need for a multi-faceted approach to resolving the energy crisis. While the exact factors contributing to the power outages remain unclear, the PURC’s investigation represents a step towards understanding and addressing the underlying issues affecting Ghana’s electricity supply.

As stakeholders continue to seek answers and solutions to the Dumsor crisis, the spotlight remains firmly on the government and utility providers to take decisive action to improve the reliability and accessibility of electricity for all citizens. The PURC’s findings are likely to inform future policy decisions and interventions aimed at mitigating the impact of power outages on the lives and livelihoods of Ghanaians.

story filed by: Nana kwaku Duah


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