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NEDCo, others to comply with tariff reduction amidst discontent

The Northern Electricity Distribution Company,NEDCO,and other stakeholders in the power sector, have stated their readiness to comply with the PURC’s directive announcing tariff reduction, although their expectations were not met. The utility regulator on Monday, March 5, 2018, announced that it has reduced electricity tariffs between 10 and 30 percent for the various categories of consumers. The development also followed ...

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Gov’t reaffirms reduced tariffs despite high proposals

Mr-Emmanuel-Akwasi-Gyamfi

Government is optimistic of a reduction in the cost of electricity for the rest of this year. The optimism comes despite proposals for an increase in utility tariffs by service providers. This also follows a stakeholders’ forum ahead of the announcement of new tariffs by the end of this month. The average 14 percent reduction in the cost of electricity ...

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Utility service providers demand 200% increase in tariffs

Utility service providers in the country are demanding an upward adjustment in their tariff, despite assurances given by the President to reduce electricity tariff. The utility companies, who are currently meeting the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) in a Joint Consultative forum in Accra, want tariffs increased by about 200 percent. Speaking to Citi Business News, the Chairman of the ...

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US to invest $60m into energy sector

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, has said the United States will invest 60 million US dollars into Ghana’s energy sector in the next few years to boost the sector. Robert Jackson disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on the Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Bukhari in Bolgatanga. “We are also working with Northern Electricity Distribution ...

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VRA/NEDco finally restores power in Tamale Metropolis       

The Volta River Authority of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (VRA/NEDco), has finally restored power to the Tamale Metropolis. Almost the entire Tamale Metropolis was plunged into total darkness on Monday, November 20,2017,  following an inferno that gutted a portion of the substation at Choggu Hilltop. The Management of VRA/NEDco on Friday, November 24, 2017, fully restored power to the ...

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Meter reader fined GHȼ18,000 for duping property owners

The Nsuta Circuit Court has sentenced an electricity meter reader to a fine of GHȼ18,000.00 for swindling 10 property owners under the pretext of assisting to supply power to their property. Ibrahim Alhassan Gawsu, was additionally ordered to refund the monies collected from the victims, and to pay compensation of GHȼ4,000.00 to the Northern Electrification Distribution Company (NEDCo), a subsidiary ...

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VRA/NEDco to ration power in Tamale due to faulty panels

Management of the Volta River Authority and the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (VRA/NEDco), are considering power rationing as part of emergency measures rolled out to mitigate the impact of the power outage in almost the entire Tamale Metropolis. There was a total blackout in the Metropolis following an inferno that gutted 11 panels of the VRA/NEDco substation at Choggu Hilltop. ...

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Prepaid meters not panacea to power theft – NEDCo

The Northern Electricity Distribution Company of the Volta River Authority (NEDco-VRA), has revealed that most of its customers who engage in power theft are on prepaid meters. NEDCo had earlier disclosed that it is on the verge of collapse because of power theft. The company’s Corporate Communications Director, Maxwell Kotoka noted that, they recorded 45% of power theft within their ...

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NEDco records 45% of power theft in Tamale

Management of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company of the Volta River Authority (NEDco-VRA) has served notice that the company is at the verge of collapse largely due to power theft. The company’s Corporate Communications Director, Maxwell Kotoka brought this to the fore at a news conference in Tamale where he disclosed that 45 percent of power theft was recorded in ...

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NEDco-VRA risk collapse over power theft

Management of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company of the Volta River Authority (NEDco-VRA) has served notice that the company is at the verge of collapse largely due to power theft. The company’s Corporate Communications Director, Maxwell Kotoka brought this to the fore at a news conference in Tamale where he disclosed that 45 percent of power theft was recorded in ...

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