Press Conference on 2019-2020 Tariffs

PURC PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE 2019-2020 ELECTRICITY AND WATER TARIFFS

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) on Monday June 24, 2019, organized a press conference to interact with the media on the 2019 – 2020 major tariffs review decision. The Commission approved 11.17% and 8.01% for electricity and water respectively.  A statement read by the Executive Secretary of PURC, Mrs. Mami Dufie Ofori, on the approved tariffs explained the factors underpinning the decision.

She highlighted the key assumptions categorized under Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Macro Economic Variables for the determination of the ariffs. She also stated, among other equally vital issues, that there was a major policy shift of eliminating the electricity Maximum Demand Charge on industrial customers (Special Load Tariff – SLT Customers) aimed at enhancing competitiveness of Ghanaian industries.

The media statement was followed by a question and answer session where the media personnel were allowed to seek further clarification and make their comments.

 

 
Executive Secretary, Mrs Mami Dufie Ofori presenting the statement to the press   Mr. Ishamel Edjekumehene, Chairman of the Technical Committee of PURC
     
 
Participants Seated   A member of the media asking questions

 

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