The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has announced to its cherished customers and stakeholders that the upward review of electricity tariff for the first quarter will take effect from February 1, 2023.
This comes following an earlier publication by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURC) on January 16 of a possible increase in electricity prices by about 30 percent and 8.3 percent for water.
According to PURC, the decision to increase tariff is as a result of the depreciation of the cedi, high inflation among other issues which has made power generation very difficult.
The Electricity Company of Ghana, in a statement, says it has catalogued all unit consumption and the expected cost in a reckoner which clearly explains how the tariff is applied and billed.
“Please note that individual customers’ tariff percentage increase will depend on customer classification and consumption category. The Reckoner will be displayed at all our districts and customer service centres nationwide to guide customers on their electricity purchases”, a statement issues by Electricity Company of Ghana reads.
“ECG, by this announcement, assures our customers and stakeholders of our commitment to ensuring a smooth implementation of the new tariff”, the statement adds.
ECG says it has established customer help desks in all districts and customer service centres to assist, explain and reconcile any challenge.