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Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers met on the 3rd October 2017 as part of a Continuous Professional Member Development.

IEEE day is a global event celebrated on the 1st Tuesday of October every year. IEEE is the world's largest association dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE Ghana Section was awarded the outstanding section membership Recruitment and Retention performance 2016 because of the numerous benefits they offer their members.

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Some ECG Engineers participated in IEEE Day 2017 Celebration which was Chaired (vice) by Ing. Mrs Miriam Eduful with the theme "Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow".

 

 

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Western Region has commenced a project to extend electricity supply to Whindo, a suburb of Takoradi.
Whindo, one of the fastest growing suburbs in Takoradi has seen a lot of residential developments in recent times.
However, due to the unavailability of a standard LV Network in the area, many people have resorted to illegal connections which invariably put lives and properties at risk.
The project therefore seeks to extend supply to the newly built residential facilities and also improve the existing network.ECG Whindo1

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Western Region, has completed the first phase of the distribution network improvement project in Sefwi Bekwai.
The first phase which involved the injection of two (2no) 200kVA transformers and improvement in the LV network focused on Bekwai Zongo.
Sefwi Bekwai is one of the revenue centres in the Sefwi Wiawso District of ECG. The community benefited from the rural electrification project in 1982, and since then has not seen any major network improvement and extension to meet the increasing demand for electricity supply.

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L-R Volta Reg. Minister, Togbega Gabusu VI & ECG MD Cutting tape to C'ssion the Substation


The Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd., has commissioned a 40MVA Primary substation in Hohoe in the Volta Region on 12th July, 2017. The construction of the Primary substation, one of the Company’s initiatives in improving reliable service provision for its customers, cost the Company three million, four hundred thousand U.S Dollars (USD3,400,000), approximately, fifteen million, two hundred thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢15,200,000).

Ghana’s electricity sub-sector will soon have an oversight body regulating its activities, as envisaged in a Legislative Instrument passed by Parliament in 2008.
Officials of the Energy Ministry say the Electricity Market Oversight Panel (EMOP) would among others, seek to monitor the general performance of electricity transmission, ensure smooth and efficient operation of the wholesale electricity market, monitor pre-dispatch schedules and ensure long-term optimisation of hydro-electricity supply sources in the country.

Management of the Electricity Company of Ghana has come to an agreement with the Yilo and Manya Krobo traditional leaders to resume work after several months of closure.
The assumption of work by the workers of ECG today [Thursday] comes after residents of Somanya besieged the premises of the Somanya ECG office, attacked and vandalized property belonging to the company on May 26, 2017, following claims the company was over billing them.

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has invested 40 million dollars to undertake some projects in the Volta Region.
The Managing Director of ECG, Engineer Samuel Boakye-Appiah revealed at the commissioning of a new primary station in Hohoe in the Volta Region that the projects are aimed at expanding and improving its network infrastructure in the region. He added that the projects will help the company “provide sustainable quality and stable power supply to clients”.

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