The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has finally come out with a new tariff for electricity, following its approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).
A statement issued by the company in Accra said the exclusive lifeline block charges for residential consumers would now be GHp 9.50 per the amount of power consumed over a period of one hour (kWh).
This, according to the statement, shall remain exclusive to lifeline consumers whose consumption is within the 0-5 kWh range.
“Thus, the consumer who exceeds 50kWh per billing cycle of 30 days would not benefit from the lifeline tariff,” it stated.
The statement further stated that electricity consumption for 51-300 kWh would attract a tariff of GHp 12.00 per unit for residential consumers and GHp 14.00 per kWh for non-residential ones.
The statement also noted that those that consume above 300kWh up to 600kWh would attract a tariff of GHp 16, 00 per kWh for residential consumers and GHp 17.00 per kWh for non-residential ones.
Consumption above 600kWh, on the other hand, would attract a tariff of GHp 19.00 per kWh for residential consumers and GHp 19.50 for non-residential customers, the statement added.
It however stressed that, “each customer class shall pay a service charge”.
The new tariff took effect from November 1, 2007.
Meanwhile, ECG management says the improved electricity supply envisaged by Ghanaians would depend on adequate inflow of investments for improvements in infrastructure and customer service delivery.