Andrew Egyapa Mercer, a deputy energy minister has expressed government’s appreciation to the Millennium Challenge Corporation of the United States for funding the establishment of the Kasoa Bulk Supply (BSP) under the Ghana Power Compact II programme.
Mercer made this statement in an address when he represented Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh at the inauguration of the BSP yesterday.
The inauguration was performed by the Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia on behalf of President Akufo-Addo.
The deputy minister, who is also the MP for Sekondi, stated further that he was particularly pleased to learn that a considerable number of Ghanaian engineers were employed to work on this project.
“This is a clear indication of Government’s confidence in Ghanaian capacity anchored on the need for further capacity building and technology transfer in our energy sector. Government remains committed to this cause of building Ghanaian capacity in all spheres of our economy in general and the energy sector in particular”, he declared.
The Kasoa Bulk Supply Point (BSP) is a 435 MWA Capacity Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation, the second largest bulk supply point in Ghana.
The project is 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.
According to the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), executing partners of the project, the US$50m project will benefit 241, 508 ECG customers and contribute to substantial reduction in transmission losses in GRIDCo’s transmission system.