The Chief Executive, Ing. Ebenezer Kofi Essienyi, recently led a team to conduct inspections in the Kumasi Operating Area, focusing on the Kumasi to Konongo (J2K) Transmission Line project. The J2K Line, currently a 24km 161kV single circuit line, is undergoing reconstruction to become a double circuit line, set to be completed by January 2024.

The inspection began at the Kumasi (K13) substation, where the Engineering Department briefed the Chief Executive about the termination of the double circuits of J2K and AW1K at the station. The team then proceeded to a site along the J2K Transmission Line in Ejisu. Here, it was agreed that, due to limited space, a tower with a smaller base would be constructed to fit within the allocated area. The J2K Transmission Line is progressing, with upcoming restringing works. To ensure timely completion, ECG’s involvement was deemed necessary. Thus, the contractor was advised to work in sections to prevent encroachment on the Right of Way (RoW).

During the Kumasi visit, the team also stopped over at the site for the Volta River Authority’s (VRA) Ameri Power Plant in Anwomaso. VRA aims to complete the installation of its Ameri Power Plant by the third quarter (Qtr3) of 2023. Ing. Essienyi directed GRIDCo’s Engineering Department to ensure readiness to connect the plant to its 161kV Anwomaso Substation, where two bays are being developed for the termination of the Ameri plant.