November 23, 2021

Empowering Ghana’s energy sector

As part of Part of Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)’s Compact II Program, SMEC’s teams in Ghana recently inaugurated two energy assets which will supply adequate and reliable power to the nation’s capital.

As part of Part of Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)’s Compact II Program, SMEC’s teams in Ghana recently inaugurated two energy assets which will supply adequate and reliable power to the nation’s capital. The program comprises 12 projects seeking to address the country’s energy sector supply challenges.

As Compact II’s program management consultant, we were proud to hand over two of these projects—a new meter management system, and a bulk supply point substation—to their beneficiary, Electricity Company of Ghana.


Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)’s Bulk Supply Point Project launch was attended by His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo; the president of the Republic of Ghana; chairpersons of MiDA, GRIDCo, ECG boards; members of parliament; and the SMEC Ghana team.


Nation’s largest bulk supply point substation

Led by Jose Fernandes, Regional Manager - West Africa, SMEC’s team attended the Ghana Power Compact Pokuase Bulk Supply Point Project launch on 20 October 2021. The Pokuase 330/33 Kv project is the largest and most technologically advanced substation in the country.

Prior to the Pokuase project, the system needed immediate relief. Four overloaded bulk points supplied Electricity Company of Ghana’s existing power distribution system, leading to frequent outages and low voltages across Greater Accra.

“My team was proud to provide engineering design, project management, and technical expertise in construction and implementation to deliver a project set to significantly improve energy capacity, stability, and reliability in part of Accra, Ghana’s capital,” said Jose.


Our teams (pictured) provided a range of engineering consulting services to progress the largest bulk supply substation in Ghana.


Commemorating Pokuase Bulk Supply Point Project.


Our teams in Ghana (pictured) on Friday 24 September at Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)’s meter management system launch event, handing the new system over to Electricity Company of Ghana.


Customer-centric meter management

Delivering another Compact II Program project, SMEC recently inaugurated an open protocol, electricity meter management system, which we designed; supplied; delivered; installed; configured; and commissioned.

Designed to integrate with Electricity Company of Ghana’s smart pre-paid metering platform and enhance customer experience, the new, centralised platform ensures customers can purchase prepaid credit from any connected vending device, anywhere in the world, via a user-friendly customer web portal.

Set to reduce operations and maintenance costs, the new system lends itself to becoming a centralised system in detecting and reporting electricity theft and illegal connections, while facilitating revenue protection.

With a capacity of 3 million meters, the new meter management comprises numerous metering software sub systems; 17 servers; 38 virtual servers; 40 portable point-of-sale devices; and two online regional control centres.