The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has initiated a training program for electrical engineers hailing from various African nations.
Hosted at the ECG Training Centre of Excellence in Tema, this training venture seeks to acquaint engineers from sister utility companies in West African nations with ECG’s operational practices and protocols.
The 7-week-long program focuses on Electric Distribution Power Systems Planning, Design, and Operations, primarily catering to engineers of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority of Sierra Leone (EDSA).
This initiative is part of a Technical Assistance Project on Electrical Engineers Training for African Countries, which commenced in 2013, with the overarching goal of enhancing the training capacity of the ECG Training Centre.
The training program encompasses two distinct components: Engineering Training and Technicians Training Courses.
Twelve engineers and twelve technicians from Liberia, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, and NEDCo (Ghana) are set to receive technical instruction on system planning, network design, operation, and maintenance of distribution systems.
Technicians will delve into power equipment maintenance methods, while engineers will concentrate on power system protection, control, distribution system planning, and network design.
The program, funded by JICA, is scheduled to run until November 24, 2023, for engineers and until December 15, 2023, for technicians.