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PURC 2018 Major Tariff Adjustment(Reduction) Review Effective 15TH March, 2018



14th March, 2018.



On behalf of the Electricity Company of Ghana, I wish to inform our cherished customers and the general public that the PURC major tariff review (reduction) effective 15th March, 2018, will be implemented as announced.

However, the monthly billing cycle of the prepayment metering system does not technically allow ECG to implement the review in the middle of the month. Consequently, prepaid customers of ECG should note that the programming of the billing system will refund the reduction from the implementation date of 15th to 31st March, 2018, when they deposit cash or purchase electricity from 1st April, 2018 onwards.


On your first visit in April, the prepayment system will detect your aggregate purchase for the month of March, and then compute the reduction due you from the effective date of 15th -31st March. This will be refunded to you on your next visit to the vending point.

It is important for customers to note that the average percentage reduction, i.e. 17.5% for residential, 30% for non-residential, 25% for SLTs and 10% for the mines, effective 15th March, 2018, is on energy consumption only. Therefore, the addition of statutory levies and other fixed charges will reduce the average percentage relief announced by PURC.

Meanwhile, ECG has catalogued all unit consumption and the expected cost in a “Reckoner” which clearly explains how the tariff is calculated and billed regardless of the type of metering and this will be displayed at all district offices and revenue centers nationwide to guide customers  on  their electricity purchases.

Thank you.


Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah


ECG at 50



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