Utilities

Electricity

Electricity

Below are the tariffs for electricity consumption approved by the Public Utility Regulatory Commission:

FIRST SCHEDULE

Tariff Category

Effective 1st April, 2016

BGC VRA – (GHp/kWh)

21.08

Composite BGC (VRA and IPPs)  – (GHp/kWh)

35.97

 

SECOND SCHEDULE

Tariff Category

Effective 1st April, 2016

TSC – (GHp/kWh)

5.59

ASC – (GHp/kWh)

3.15

 

THIRD SCHEDULE

Tariff Category

Effective 1st April, 2016

DSC – (GHp/kWh)

22.22

DWC – (GHp/kWh)

32.74

 

FOURTH SCHEDULE

EUT Tariff Category

Effective 1st April,2016

Residential

      0-50 (Exclusive)  – (GHp/kWh)

      51-300              – (GHp/kWh)

      301-600            – (GHp/kWh)

      601+                – (GHp/kWh)

Service Charge        – (GHp/month)

 

33.56

67.33

87.38

97.09

633.17

Non-Residential

     0-300                    – (GHp/kWh)

     301-600                – (GHp/kWh)

     601+                    – (GHp/kWh)

Service Charge            – (GHp/month)

 

96.79

102.99

162.51

1055.29

Tariff Category

Effective 1st April,2016

SLT-LV

Max. Demand              -  (GHp/kVA/month)

Energy Charge            – (GHp/kWh)

Service Charge            – (GHp/month)

 

5909.60

100.89

4221.15

SLT-MV

Max. Demand                -(GHp/kVA/month)

Energy Charge              – (GHp/kWh)

Service Charge              – (GHp/month)

 

5065.37

78.09

5909.60

SLT-HV

Max. Demand                - (GHp/kVA/month)

Energy Charge              – (GHp/kWh)

Service Charge              – (GHp/month)

 

5065.37

71.76

5909.60

SLT-HV MINES

Max. Demand                -  (GHp/kVA/month)

Energy Charge              – (GHp/kWh)

Service Charge              – (GHp/month)

 

5909.60

113.97

5909.60 


ABBREVIATION
                                         DEFINITIONS

ASC                                                     Ancillary Service Charge

BGC                                                    Bulk Generation Charge

DSC                                                    Distribution Service Charge

DWC                                                   Distribution Wheeling Charge

Discos                                                 Distribution Utilities

EUT                                                    End User Tariff

IPP                                                     Independent Power Producer

kVA                                                    Kilovolt Ampere

kWh                                                   Kilowatt-Hour

SLT-LV                                               Special Load Tariff-Low Voltage

SLT-MV                                              Special Load Tariff-Medium Voltage

SLT-HV                                               Special Load Tariff-High Voltage

TSC                                                    Transmission Service Charge

 

 For further information, contact:

The Commissioner

Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) 

No. 51 Liberation Road, Ridge, Accra

P.O. Box CT 3095 , Cantonments - Accra

Tel: (233-302) 244181-3, 240046

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Website: www.purc.com.gh


Telecommunications

Ghana’s Telecom sector has gone through many phases of growth and diversification over the last two decades. It is presently characterized by vibrant competition and innovative products and services. The telephony licenses are classified into two (2): fixed and mobile. The six (6) mobile telephony licensees are as follows:

  • Airtel Ghana
  • Expresso
  • Ghana Telecom (Vodafone)
  • Glo Ghana
  • Millicom (Tigo)
  • Scancom Ghana (MTN)   

Fixed Telephony
There are two (2) operators providing fixed line services to the public in Ghana. These operators are Vodafone and Airtel. As at August 2016, the total subscriptions for the fixed operators were 256,751 representing a percentage increase of 0.16% from the previous month. Vodafone recorded a total subscriber base of 249,043 whiles Airtel ended the month with 7,708 subscribers.

Mobile Voice Subscription
At the end of August 2016, the total number of mobile voice subscribers had increased from 36,739,810 as at the end of July 2016 to 36,912,019 as at the end of August 2016. This represents a percentage increase of 0.47%. The total penetration rate for the month under review was 132.44%.

Mobile Data Figures for August 2016

At the end of August 2016, the total subscribers of mobile data subscribers in the country were 19,125,469 with a penetration rate of 68.62%.

For further information, contact:
National Communications Authority,

No. 6 Airport City, Accra.

Tel: (0)30 – 2776621/2771701 or 050-145-1522/3.

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Water

Below are the tariffs for water consumption approved by the Public Utility Regulatory Commission for Ghana Water Company Ltd:

Category of Service         Monthly Consumption (1000 Litres)

Approved Rates in GHp/1000 Litres (Effective 1st April,2016)

(a)   Metered Domestic

0-5 (Exclusive)

5 and above

(b)   Commercial

(c)    Industrial

(d)   Public Institutions/ Gov’t Departments

 

298.17

507.40

836.02

1007.02

650.91

(e)   Premises without connection (Public stand pipes) per 1000 litres

334.62

(f)    Special Commercial

5078.92

(g)   Sachet Water Producers

1121.02

(h)   GHAPOHA (Internal Usage)

836.02

(i)     GHAPOHA (Ocean Going Vessels)

11400.26


For further information, contact:

The Managing Director
Ghana Water Company Limited
Post Office Box M. 194
Accra – Ghana
Tel: +233-302 666781-7 / 774011
Fax: +233-302 663552
Website:www.gwcl.com.gh


Natural Gas

The delivered gas price (DGP) is approximately between US$6.50 to US$7.50 per MMBtu (Million Metric British Thermal Unit)

The DGP is made up of:

  • Gas commodity price
  • Nigeria transportation charge
  • WAGP transportation charge
  • Shipper’s (N-Gas) charge
  • Regulator’s funding charge
  • WAGP pipeline protection zone charge
  • Project insurance charges

Please note that this is indicative and it’s adjusted for inflation every year. The price of the commodity is currently indexed to crude oil prices and so will vary with the price of crude.


Postal and Courier Services

There are currently forty (39) courier service providers registered and licensed by the Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission (PCSRC) in Ghana involved in the various courier service operations for the period 2016. They comprise a mix of local and international companies including Ghana Post Company Ltd, DHL, IAS Federal Express Ltd, Graphic Communications Group, Vipex Company Ltd and Metro Mass Transit Ltd among others. 

The Ghana Post Company Ltd, the only national postal service courier operates as a public company and has branches throughout the country.

To access a postal Box:

  • Pick a form from the post office you wish to have your mails delivered
  • The officer in charge will check on the availability of a box and you pay only when given a box number

The Ghana Post Office also provides Private Mail Bags when the boxes are not available.

For further information please click the link; Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission