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Electricity tariffs for residential consumers within 301kWh to drop by 6.5% — PURC

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FEB 28, 2024 LISTEN
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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has announced a reduction in electricity tariffs for some residential consumers effective April 1.

According to a statement released by PURC on Tuesday, February 27, tariffs for residential consumers using between 301kWh and above per month will decrease by an average of 6.5%.

"There will however be an average reduction in electricity tariffs of 6.56% for residential consumers within the consumption bracket of 301 kWh and above," the statement signed by PURC Executive Secretary Dr. Ishmael Ackah said.

The reduction comes as part of PURC's quarterly tariff review which is designed to track factors such as the exchange rate, inflation, fuel costs and generation mix that impact utility prices.

PURC said it considered the "competitiveness of industries and the general living conditions of the Ghanaian" in arriving at its decision to lower rates for higher-usage residential consumers.

PURC said it will continue monitoring utility operations to ensure value for customers.

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