This project involved the construction of a 161/34.5kV substation at Kintampo to meet the growing demand for power at Kintampo and its environs and also serve as the connection point for lines from the Bui Hydroelectric Dam switchyard to the National Interconnected Transmission System (NITS). The Kintampo substation is designed to connect to the 330kV transmission network through 330/161kV autotransformers in the future to improve on the overall system reliability and security within the northern transmission network in Ghana.
The project included the construction of a new 161/34.5kV substation at Kintampo by breaking into the existing 161kV Techiman-Tamale Line; installation of (2no.) 161/36/11.5kV, 20/12.5/12.5MVA Power Transformers to be relocated from the Tamale Substation to the Kintampo substation; Installation of (2no.) 250kVA Auxilliary transformers and (2no.) 250kVA Grounding transformers to be relocated from the Tamale Substation to the Kintampo Substation. It also included installation of 161kV, 8.5 - 17MVar Line Reactor to be relocated from the Techiman Substation to the Kintampo Substation; provision of a communication and SCADA system. And all assocated civil works including survey, substation site clearing, leveling, filling and compaction, control building, gatehouse, drainage, fencing etc.
The Kintampo Substation is the Grid Operator's (GRIDCo) Flagship Substation in Ghana.