The Electricity Company of Ghana has increased its monthly collections from GHC 480 million to GHC 1.1 billion due to the introduction of ECG PowerApp.
Minister for Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Accra on Thursday, added that “The PowerApp is leading ECG’s digitisation drive by improving online payments. The App users have increased from 250,000 in May 2022 to 3,045,000 as of the end of October 2023. Monthly App usage is at 94%, generating an average of GHS 745 million in monthly revenue.”
The Minister said the metering of 16,000 distribution transformers surveyed would commence in 2024 to enhance energy accounting and distribution loss measurement.
Dr Prempeh said the 33KV and 11KV VIT distribution feeders have been installed to reduce outage time and improve customer experience.
He noted that there is an ongoing validation of downstream assets to ensure full capture and billing of all consumers connected to ECG’s network.
An estimated two million uncaptured consumers are expected to be regularised into ECG’s billing system. Eleven out of 92 districts have been completed through the CAIMS Project with an average of 10,000 new customers identified in each district.
The Minister disclosed that 90,302 new customers have been identified and regularised under the Operation Zero Project & Flat Rate Billing Initiative since June 2023.
“Out of the total figure, GHC 84.8 million have been billed to regularised customers with GHC 25 million collected as of the end of October 2023,” he stressed.
Joyce Adwoa Animia Ocran, ISD