A six -member joint team from Ghana’s Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC), and The Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC) has toured the System Control Centre of Ghana Grid Company Limited.
The Team was led by PURC’s Engineer Vivor Geshon Marlet, Senior Manager at the Energy Directorate Department. He remarked:
This visit forms part of a week’s activities lined up for the Liberian Team to under study regulation activities, and to understand electricity dispatch in Ghana.
Other members of the team were Abu Decontee Sanso (Head, Technical Regulation, LERC), Jamel Dugbey (Financial Economist, LERC), Nunuden Johnson (Tariff Analyst, LERC), Priscilla Adwao Badu (Assistant Regulatory Engineer, PURC), Isabella Opoku Ware (Intern, PURC).
Speaking on behalf of the Liberian team, Head of Technical Regulation, Abu Dekontee Sanso said; “We from the tariff economic space are not just concerned about how power is produced, but how this power is being transmitted to the bulk consumer. This tour gives us a clear picture of how this plays out in Ghana.”
The team was also taken through Generation and Outage Coordination, System restoration procedure, and a brief of the SCADA System by Engineer Anthony Ansah, Dispatching Engineer at the System Control Centre. Engineer Ansah further explained how deregulation, as part of the Energy Sector Reforms affects GRIDCo’s operations.
The visit forms part of a training program under the auspices of the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA).