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PURC Announces 6.56% Reduction in Electricity Tariff for Some Residential Consumers

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has declared a slight decrease in electricity charges for residential consumers. However, lifeline consumers (0-30 kWh) and residential consumers using 0-300 kWh will not experience any change in their rates.

According to the PURC, the reduction of 6.56% will benefit residential consumers using 301 kWh and above.

In a press release signed by Dr. Ishmael Ackah, Executive Secretary of the PURC, the Commission stated that water tariffs for all customer categories will remain unchanged for the reviewed period.

This decision is part of the commission’s first-quarter tariff review for 2024, covering electricity, natural gas, and water. In the previous fourth-quarter tariff review in November 2023, the PURC had announced a 0.34% increase in water tariffs and a 1.52% decrease in electricity tariffs, effective December 1, 2023.

Water tariffs for residential customers increased from GHS/m³ 4.72 to 4.74, and non-residential customers saw an increase from GHS/m³ 14.13 to 14.19. Water sachet producers also experienced an increase from GHS/m³ 22.26 to 22.34, while industrial consumers saw a rise from GHS/m³ 25.29 to 25.38.

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