Chief Executive Officer for the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) Martin Eson-Benjamin says work on the Kasoa Bulk Supply Point (BSP) is expected to complete in August this year.
Addressing the press at Kasoa during a visit to the Kasoa BSP together with the sector minister, Hon. Matteaw Opoku Prempeh, he said the project is about 60% complete.
The aim of the 435-megawatt Kasoa BSP, he noted, is to bring an end to the intermittent power outages and low voltage experienced by residents of Kasoa, Nyanyano, Senya Beraku and adjoining communities.
According to the MiDA boss, the Kasoa and Pokuase BSP cost $50million and $60million respectively.
“Both the Pokuase and Kasoa BSP cost $110. The Pokuase is $60 while the Kasoa BSP is $50million. By the end of May, the Pokuase BSP will be completed and by the end of August, the Kasoa BSP would have been completed but inaugurating it can be any other time.”
He mentioned that the Kasoa BSP is a gas insulated substation, consists of three transformers and 435MVA whiles Pokuase is an air insulated substation, with four transformers and 580MVA.
The Minister of Energy, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, on his part expressed satisfaction at the progress of work at the ongoing Kasoa Bulk Supply Point (BSP) Project.
He appealed to Ghanaians to bear with government as they work to fix the issue.
“We will just continue to ask for patience and forbearance for the people working here,” he said.
The sector minister assured that “monies and the financial resources are being provided to ensure that we tackle our [power] problems.”
The Kasoa BSP which is a 435 MWA capacity Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation, is the second largest of its kind in the country.
It is being constructed to address low voltage and frequent power outage challenges caused by increasing domestic and industrial demand in Kasoa and its environs, including Senya Bereku, Bawjiase and Nyanyanu.
The project is being funded by MiDA under the Ghana Power Compact programme, and is expected to benefit 241, 508 ECG customers by vastly improving GRIDCo’s power transmission systems.