Customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in Sekondi-Takoradi, who have started enjoying the reduction in tariffs as announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in March, this year, have applauded the company for adhering to the directive.
On March 5, 2018, PURC announced reduction in electricity tariffs after extensive stakeholders’ consultations in the sector, as well as detailed analysis of proposals by companies in the power distribution chain. The tariff reduction took effect from April 1, 2018.
Residential consumers would enjoy a 17.5 percent reduction while non-residential consumers would also enjoy 30 percent reduction.
Special Load Tariff Customers (SLTC) such as industries are currently enjoying a 25 % tariff reduction while the mining companies are also experiencing a 10 percent reduction in tariffs.
Yesterday, a visit by DAILY GUIDE to the Western Regional Office of ECG revealed that ecstatic consumers have been trooping there with their receipts to testify to the reduction in their bills.
For instance, some of the customers indicated that 300 units of power, which was previously sold at GH¢189.47, is currently being sold at GH¢166.66.
They pointed out, so now we can save about GH¢22.81.
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