The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has completed installing boundary meters at its operational areas to pluck revenue losses.
The meters, Kwame Agyeman-Budu, the Managing Director for ECG, explained would augment the fieldwork by the Revenue Mobilisation Task Force of the company in ensuring that, going forward, both technical and commercial revenue losses the company makes are reduced drastically if not eliminated outright.
Mr. Agyeman-Budu told a section of the press at the ECG head office in Accra that the boundary meters have been programmed to capture all ECG customers and their monthly rate of power consumption.
“At the end of the month, our Revenue Department will compare if our revenue collected for a particular area corresponds with the power consumed by the customers as captured by the boundary meter.
“Should we realize that the consumption exceeded what the customers paid, we will dispatch our Revenue Mobilisation Task Force to recover the shortfall with aggression,” he noted.
He said the ECG won’t spare any customer who is caught stealing power, emphasizing the ECG will name and shame culprits.
He informed the public that ECG does not sell meters to applicants.
“What we collect from applicants who want our meters are service charges. That does not mean we have sold the meter to you”.
“ECG collects GHc400 for a single-phase meter for domestic customers and GHc700 for a double-phase meter for non-domestic customers. The ECG advises our domestic customers to always apply for single-phase meters,” Mr. Agyeman-Budu added.
By: Umar Sheriff Musah