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PURC reduces electricity tariff by 6.56% for some residential consumers

January 26, 2024

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has announced a slight decrease in electricity tariffs for residential users. However, the reduction did not include changes in the rates paid by lifeline consumers (0-30 kWh) and residential consumers within the consumption category of 0-300 kWh.

According to PURC, the 6.56% marginal rate cut will benefit residential customers who consume 301 kWh or more each month.

“Tariffs within the 0-300kWh for non-residential class of consumers remains the same with no change in their rates. However, consumers within 301kWh and above class will experience an average reduction of 4.980/0,” it added.

This information was contained in a press release on the commission’s 2024 first-quarter tariff review decision for electricity, natural gas, and water, signed by Dr. Ishmael Ackah, Executive Secretary of the PURC.

As part of its November 2023 fourth-quarter pricing review, the PURC announced a 0.34% increase in water rates and a 1.52% drop in power tariffs, which was effective December 1, 2023.

Source: Energy Ghana