-The PURC has charged post-paid consumers not to pay their bills should they not receive electricity bill in a year
- PURC claims is as part of measures to secure the rights of consumers as stipulated in the PURC legislative instrument (LI) 1816 of 2005 on electricity supply and distributions
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has charged all post-paid customers who do not receive their electricity bills for a year not to pay their bill stating that such consumers cannot be disconnected from the supply of electricity.The PURC has thus stated that according to its legislative instrument (LI) 1816 of 2005 on electricity supply and distributions, “the supplier cannot recover the cost of that service unless the delay in the billing occurred without negligence on the part of the supplier, or due to the customer’s actions."
Meanwhile Director of Public Relations and External Affairs of the PURC, Ms Nana Yaa Jantuah has tasked consumers of electricity to utilize their consumption of power.
We are having a respite in the power supply situation with some level of stabilization of supply, but we need to manage consumption in order not to overload the generation systems. It would be difficult to recover should we again be plunged into “dumsor” because, as consumers, we have failed to manage our consumption”, she warned.