Getting Electricity

ECG Celebrates 50years. +++ 50 Years of Powering the Socio-Economic Growth and Development of Ghana

 

AREAS DEPLOYED


Accra West (Bortianor), Accra East (Teshie), Tema (Nungua)

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It uses a PLC and GPRS Smart Technology

It has a User Interface Unit

The customer is issued a Radio-frequency identification (RFID) card    

It uses the contactless smart card for loading money unto the meter from the vending point.

 

HOW TO READ YOUR MONTHLY CONSUMPTION

Visit the Prepaid Meter on the Last day of the month, Swipe the smart Card to know your consumption for the month OR Obtain Statement from ECG office.

METER DISPLAY

The meter displays information in the display pages including:

  • Total kWh
  • Total money left
  • Monthly Energy consumption in kWh
  • Monthly Credit (money) left

BILLING

Billing for customers is computed by the meter. The meter receives the cash deposit made at the vending station and computes the tariff as and when customer consumes electricity in each month. Levies, VAT and NHIL are all computed inside the meter.

Service charge is also billed inside the meter at. It is deducted at the beginning of every month

Subsidies are given when a customer visits the vending station. The difference in service charge is also deducted at the vending station. (1st visit in new month).

 

 

 

 

Thermal power is expensive because the fuel used to generate the power is expensive. Unlike Akosombo, Kpong and Bui – the three hydro plants, which use water – the fuels for the thermal plants are gas, light crude oil, distillate fuel oil, heavy fuel oil etc. Even though crude oil prices are going down, thermal fuel is still more expensive than water, which is free once trapped behind a dam. We have had to add new thermal generation to ensure that we always have adequate generation equipment plus reserve to meet all contingencies. We have also had to make up for the inability of the dams to produce power at their maximum capacities. For example, the Akosombo Dam is only producing 500MW of its rated capacity of more than 1000 MW.

Even at the new tariff, one unit of electricity is cheaper than one candlestick. Yet it will light more than 10 energy efficient bulbs, run your TV, power your refrigerator, home theatre and two fans all for one hour. By way of comparison, the cost of a unit of electricity will only allow you to talk for 7 minutes on your mobile phone.

Start by using power judiciously. Appliances you have no need for must always be switched off from the socket to prevent power wastage. Do a power audit of your home or office and change bulbs and appliances that consume too much electricity. Be conservation conscious: “don’t boil a full kettle of water to make a cup of tea”, “don’t switch on a fridge which contains only a few bottles of water” etc. Refer to the ECG Power Conservation booklet for more power tips.

The recent tariff increases is because the cost of producing electricity has gone up. In 2013, Ghana’s power mix was 58% hydro and 42% thermal. Now, it is 27% hydro and 73% thermal. The energy demand of Ghana has been rising sharply over the years. The inability of our hydro plants to power the nation meant that more thermal plants had to be procured to keep Ghana going in terms of power supply.

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Electro Volta House
P.O. Box 521, Accra
Tel: +233 (0)302 676727-47
Fax: +233 (0)302 666262
Call Center: +233 (0)302 611611
Email: ecgho@ecggh.com

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