The Northern Network Department (NND) and the Operational Team at the Anwomaso Substation, Kumasi, hosted some two hundred and eighty (280) second year Electrical/Electronic Engineering students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at the transmission facility, earlier in the month of March 2024.

The students, who toured both the 161 and the 330kV Anwomaso substations relished the opportunity to experience major equipment and their various functions at the Substations.

Mr. Ranceford Koomsom, a Principal Electrical Engineer, Protection and Control (P&C), who led the tour, explained activities in the power supply chain to the students, including the processes involved in power generation, transmission, and distribution to the final consumer.

The lecturers who accompanied the students, expressed gratitude to GRIDCo for the continuous support to the Department over the years. They stated that such educational tours are vital inputs to the professional training and career development of the students. Besides, it exposes the students to hands-on knowledge and experience in some of the problems in the industry, professing practical solutions in the process.

A safety briefing session, which preceded the tour, advised the students on the importance of being safety conscious. The GRIDCo Team present also encouraged the students to take their studies seriously, since that would undoubtedly equip them well enough to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist in the power sector.

Other GRIDCo staff, who shared information during the tour were, Emmanuel Kwasi Konadu, Chief Technician Engineer, Protection and Control (P&C); Kennedy Appiah, Supervising Technician Engineer, Operating, and Safety Coordinator; Alex Addae, Maintenance Mechanic, Operating and Safety and, William Semaha, Maintenance Mechanic, Operating and Safety.