AGI, PURC Discuss Power Tariffs

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) wants regulators in a energy zone to clamp down on bootleg users of electricity in sequence to revoke a rising operational losses.

The AGI believes this should means stakeholders a event to revoke a tariff for genuine users.

The criticism follows negotiations with a Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) to revoke a cost of energy for industry.

The assembly is scheduled for Monday, Feb 12, 2018.

This is also in accomplishment of government’s guarantee to revoke a cost of energy for consumers.

An contingent rebate should see a cost of energy for industry, for instance, shortening by about 13 percent.

The Deputy Director for Policy and Research during AGI, John Defor, explained that a rebate should move remit to businesses.

“With a stream tariff levels, it is a fact that we are not competitive; so we need to demeanour during a indicators and these embody a sell rate, a wanton oil prices, blurb or technical losses. We trust if we unequivocally demeanour during a indicators, there are areas we could work on.”

“For example, a losses, if placement waste are about 23 to 24 percent, something should be finished about it since a consumer will be done to compensate for that. If we take delivery waste as well, that is hovering during 3 or 4 percent on a average, a consumer pays,” he added.

He done this famous during a AGI’s stakeholder assembly on a destiny of Ghana’s energy sector.

The assembly is hold in expectation of a vital change in a electricity tariffs and how businesses could position themselves so as to support for it in their operations.

The rising cost of energy has for some years been one of a many vicious hurdles confronting industries.

The emanate has also been compounded by a haphazard energy supply that a nation faced between 2012 and 2016.

Already, President Akufo-Addo has announced that artisans and other tiny scale businesses, comprising barbers, conform designers, hair dressers, among others, are approaching to compensate rebate for energy effective on Feb 2018.

The PURC is nonetheless to interpretation a discussions with all categories of users to be influenced and give a immature light for a rebate in a cost of power.

– Citifmonline

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