The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) is about to roll out a billing gadget that may permit electrical energy shoppers complement their acquire with different renewable power assets.
The gadget is anticipated to cut back the price of electrical energy on shoppers whilst accelerating the rustic’s quest to transfer into inexperienced power to take on local weather trade.
“The web metering pointers were advanced and by means of Friday, it is going to be on our website online in order that shoppers of solar power can key in how a lot they generate to the grid on the subject of megawatts and what kind of they will have to be paying on the finish of the day.
This goes to get advantages shoppers and reduce the weight on software suppliers to make sure that potency in distribution, apart different advantages to the rustic,” Executive Secretary of the PURC, Dr Ishmael Ackah, stated.
He was once talking at a stakeholders assembly in Accra the day before today to speak about the tips on the internet metering gadget and quarterly tariff adjustment by means of the fee.
The engagement falls underneath the West Africa Energy Programme (WAEP) by means of the USAID which seeks to make bigger the availability of and get admission to to inexpensive and dependable grid-connected electrical energy services and products in West and Central Africa with without equal function of advancing financial enlargement, safety and stepped forward well being and schooling results.
According to Dr Ackah, the PURC was once obliged by means of legislation to adopt quarterly overview of software tarrifs apart the most important adjustment, completed each and every 3 years.
He defined that the quarterly evaluations have been incessantly in response to macroeconomic indicator volatilities to make sure that potency at the a part of provider suppliers and cushion shoppers as neatly.
“Because those variables are risky and no longer strong, if the adjustments happen and we do not regulate it, it could harm shoppers and the software suppliers.
If it impacts suppliers negatively, it impacts their skill to supply provider to us and if it impacts shoppers, they’re overburdened and can not pay so this is why we do the quarterly evaluations.”
Author: Ghanaian Times