The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned a 40MVA power substation at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) to improve upon electricity supply and reliability at KATH and it surroundings.
Apart from KATH, the project which was technically commissioned on 28th July, 2022, will improve power supply in the Central Business District (CBD) thus Kejetia Market.
Funded by GEDAP III/AFDB, the project costs USD3, 395,566.00 as a foreign component and GH¢3,388,888.00 as a local component, the project aims to improve the general power supply reliability in Greater Kumasi.
Additionally, the substation will meet the rapid load growth in the Kejetia enclave, Adum, and their surroundings including key customers such as the New Kejetia Market, the banks, tele-communication service providers among others.
The Scope of the project consist of the construction of 33kV supply to the substation from the existing 2x60MVA 33kV double circuit tower line between Station A and substation B in Kumasi.
Moreover, the KATH substation is made of 11kV offloading circuits to the load centres at KATH, Kejetia, Adum and their surroundings.
It also comes on stream with the installation of two power transformers, each with a capacity of 20MVA, making a total capacity of 40MVA. Construction of a control room building and installation of 33kV and 11kV Protection and Control panels, coupled a SCADA system.
Commissioning the project on the 2nd day of the President’s four days tour of the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo highlighted the importance of the project, indicating that with the current sophisticated medical equipment at KATH greatly requires a dedicated source of electricity power supply.
The Acting Regional boss for ECG Ingineer Mark Asomani Wiafe disclosed that residents in the Ashanti Region have received a major boost in health care delivery following the completion of the project.