New water and electricity tariff adjustments for consumers 2022

New water and electricity tariff adjustments for consumers
New water and electricity tariff adjustments for consumers

WATCH THIS VIDEO PUT OUT BY TV3 ON THE NEW WATER AND ELECTRICITY TARIFFS. 

 

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Public Utilities Regulatory Commission  (PURC) has announced new tariff increments for water and electricity effective September 1, 2022.

According to the PURC, water tariff has been increased by 21.55% and electricity tariff has also been increased by 27.15% for all consumers.

A critical look at the tariff structure as announced reveals that all residential consumers who falls between 0-300 kWh bracket have witnessed a price increase from GHp/kWh 65.4161 to GHp/kWh89.0422, representing an increment of almost 34%.

It should be noted that the bulk of residential consumers fall within the 0-300 kWh bracket and will therefore be adversely affected by the 34% adjustment.

Prior to this electricity tariff increments, Petroleum products at the pumps have witnessed a colossal increment of about 100%. So far the Energy Debt Recovery Levy has seen an increase of 20%; the Price Stabilization and Recovery Levy is up by 40%.

The Unified Petroleum Pricing Formula has been increased by 164%, whilst the BOST margin has been increased from 3 Pesewas to 9 Pesewas representing 200% increase.

In addition, the fuel marking margin levy has also been increased by another 233%. With the current water and electricity tariff increment, consumers are expected to pay higher charges for using same power and water.

According to PURC, in balancing interests of the service providers and consumers, the PURC acknowledged that the very economic variables that have occasioned the steep increases proposed by the service providers also affect the consumers.

The Commission, however, admitted that some level of increases in utility tariffs were inevitable if the nation was to avoid another power crisis and its attendant effects including job losses.

Earlier, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) had demanded 148% increase in tariff while Ghana Water Company Limited also demanded 334% increase in tariff.

SERVICE PROVIDER PROPOSED TARIFF APPROVED TARIFF
Ghana water company 334% 21.55%
Electricity company of Ghana 148% 27.15%

 

The proposal from the power distributor, submitted to the PURC requested the increment to cover the period 2019 and 2022.

ECG also proposed an average increase of 7.6% in tariff over the next four years to cover Distribution Service Charges (DSC).

Meanwhile, the Ghana Water Company Limited insisted that approved tariffs over the years have not been fully cost-reflective.

But consumers of water and electricity disagreed. They argued that proposals for utility tariffs are too high.

According to the consumers, they do not agree that the increase in utility tariff is commensurate with the services rendered.

RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS: LIFELINE CUSTOMERS

CUSTOMER CATEGORY MEASURE OLD TARIFF NEW TARIFFS EFFECTIVE 1ST SEPTEMBER, 2022
0 – 30KWH (EXCLUSIVE) GHP/KWH 32.6060 41.9065
SERVICE CHARGE GHS/MONTH 2.1300 2.1300

 

ALL OTHER RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

CUSTOMER CATEGORY MEASURE OLD TARIFF NEW TARIFFS EFFECTIVE 1ST SEPTEMBER, 2022
0 – 300KWH GHP/KWH 65.4161 89.0422
301 – 600 KWH GHP/KWH 84.8974 115.5595
601 + KWH GHP/KWH 94.3304 128.3995
SERVICE CHARGE GHS/MONTH 7.4569 10.7309

 

NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

CUSTOMER CATEGORY MEASURE OLD TARIFF NEW TARIFFS EFFECTIVE 1ST SEPTEMBER, 2022
0 – 300 KWH

 

GHP/KWH 79.7943 83.7841
Hairdressing and beauty parlous/saloons, barbering shops, tailoring and dress making shops, etc. GHP/KWH 79.7943 83.7841
301 – 600 KWH GHP/KWH 84.9097 89.1552
601+ KWH GHP/KWH 133.9765 133.0919
SERVICE CHARGE GHS/MONTH 12.4282 12.4282

For example, anyone who previously pays an average amount of GH¢50.00 on water will now pays an amount of GH¢60.77 effective September 1, 2022. This is affected by the 21.55% water tariff increment.

Also, anyone who previously pays an average amount of GH¢600.00 on water will now pays an amount of GH¢729.30 effective September 1, 2022.. This is affected by the 21.55% water tariff increment.

In addition to that, anyone who used to pay an average amount of GH¢50.00 on electricity consumed will now pays an amount of GH¢63.57 effective September 1, 2022. This is affected by the 27.15% electricity tariff increment

Also, a consumer who previously pays an average amount of GH¢600.00 on electricity consumed will now pays an amount of GH¢762.90. This is affected by the 27.15% electricity tariff increment.

Note that, this charges do not include other charges such as street lights levy, service charge levy, national electrification levy etc.

Find attached, a table detailing New Water and Electricity tariff adjustments ranging from GH¢50.00 to GH¢10,000.00. 

OLD CHARGES AND NEW CHARGES ON 21.55% WATER TARIFF INCREMENT

OLD CHARGES NEW CHARGES ON 21.55% WATER TARIFF INCREMENT
GH₵ 50 GH₵ 60.77
GH₵ 100 GH₵ 121.55
GH₵ 150 GH₵ 182.32
GH₵ 200 GH₵ 243.10
GH₵ 250 GH₵ 303.87
GH₵ 300 GH₵ 364.65
GH₵ 350 GH₵ 425.42
GH₵ 400 GH₵ 486.20
GH₵ 450 GH₵ 546.97
GH₵ 500 GH₵ 607.75
 GH₵ 550 GH₵ 668.52
GH₵ 600 GH₵ 729.30
GH₵ 650 GH₵ 790.07
GH₵ 700 GH₵ 850.85
GH₵ 750 GH₵ 911.62
GH₵ 800 GH₵ 972.40
GH₵ 850 GH₵ 1,033.17
GH₵ 900 GH₵ 1,093.95
GH₵ 950 GH₵ 1,154.72
GH₵ 1,000 GH₵ 1,215.50
GH₵ 1,500 GH₵ 1,823.25
GH₵ 2,000 GH₵ 2,431.00
GH₵ 2,500 GH₵ 3,038.75
GH₵3,000 GH₵ 3,646.50
GH₵ 3,500 GH₵ 4,254.25
GH₵ 4,000 GH₵ 4,862.00
GH₵ 4,500 GH₵ 5,469.75
GH₵ 5,000 GH₵ 6,077.50
GH₵ 6,000 GH₵ 7,293.00
GH₵ 7,000 GH₵ 8,508.50
GH₵ 8,000 GH₵ 9,724.00
GH₵ 9,000 GH₵ 10,939.50
GH₵ 10,000 GH₵ 12,155.00

OLD CHARGES AND NEW CHARGES ON 27.15% ELECTRICITY TARIFF INCREMENT

OLD CHARGES NEW CHARGES ON 27.15% ELECTRICITY TARIFF INCREMENT
GH₵ 50 GH₵ 63.57
GH₵ 100 GH₵ 127.15
GH₵ 150 GH₵ 190.72
GH₵ 200 GH₵ 254.30
GH₵ 250 GH₵ 317.87
GH₵ 300 GH₵ 381.45
GH₵ 350 GH₵ 445.02
GH₵ 400 GH₵ 508.60
GH₵ 450 GH₵ 572.17
GH₵ 500 GH₵ 635.75
 GH₵ 550 GH₵ 699.32
GH₵ 600 GH₵ 762.90
GH₵ 650 GH₵ 826.47
GH₵ 700 GH₵ 890.05
GH₵ 750 GH₵ 953.62
GH₵ 800 GH₵ 1,017.20
GH₵ 850 GH₵ 1,080.77
GH₵ 900 GH₵ 1,144.35
GH₵ 950 GH₵ 1,207.92
GH₵ 1,000 GH₵ 1,271.50
GH₵ 1,500 GH₵ 1,907.25
GH₵ 2,000 GH₵ 2,543.00
GH₵ 2,500 GH₵ 3,178.75
GH₵3,000 GH₵ 3,814.50
GH₵ 3,500 GH₵ 4,450.25
GH₵ 4,000 GH₵ 5,086.00
GH₵ 4,500 GH₵ 5,721.75
GH₵ 5,000 GH₵ 6,357.50
GH₵ 6,000 GH₵ 7,629.00
GH₵ 7,000 GH₵ 8,900.00
GH₵ 8,000 GH₵ 10,172.00
GH₵ 9,000 GH₵ 11,443.50
GH₵ 10,000 GH₵ 12,715.00

 

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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