PURC orders load management timetable from ECG amid power supply issues


The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has ordered the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to submit a load management timetable in response to ongoing challenges with internet connectivity and power disruptions affecting citizens.

Despite recent power outages, ECG has declared that there is presently no necessity for a load-shedding schedule.

However, the company has attributed the crisis to 630 overloaded transformers during peak periods, revealing that these transformers in its operational regions have surpassed their full capacity due to increased electricity demand.

In a statement dated Monday, March 18, 2024, PURC directed ECG to furnish the commission with a comprehensive load management timetable by April 2, 2024.

The requirements include providing ratings and current loadings of overloaded distribution transformers, GPS locations of all overloaded distribution transformers, ratings of new transformers for installation at each location, installation timelines and duration, a corresponding load management timetable, and proof of disseminating this information to consumers.

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