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The Ghana Electricity Company (ECG) Tema regional office recovered close to GH ¢ 8 million from power theft in 2020. The recovery has been accomplished through intensified routine operational surveillance by the electricity distributor. energy to break the increasing loss of energy.
The Ghana Power Company regional Tema office comprises seven districts, namely South Tema, Afienya, Krobo, South Tema, Ada, Nungua and Prampram. postpaid meters, like some others are also in the Self-Help Electrification Project, SHEP meters The Tema Regional ECG Income Protection and Loss Control Unit had from January to December 2020, monitored 12,635 meters of residential areas, no residential and special. Charging customers with tariffs as a safer step to curb energy theft. 40 to 440 to 4 From the above figure, 541 customers were found to have engaged in illegal electrical connections.
This culminates in the loss of 10.81GWh of energy, which translates into GH ¢ 9,725,011.18. The office through detection has been able to recover GH ¢ 7,855,404. 98 of the aforementioned amount
Some culprits who have yet to bear their costs have signed payment terms and plans with the company to recover the remaining GH ¢ 1.869.606.28.
Edward Graham Sebbie of News, who revealed that ECG is clad with the legal mandate to prosecute illegal energy users, advised the Ghanaian public to go through established processes to acquire meters for themselves.
with information on illegal energy users, as such, informants will be rewarded 6 percent of the monetary fines of the guilty
The Regional ECG of Tema, PRO, however, assured that it will continue to intensify the monitoring operations to stop the illegal use of energy.
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