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Electricity consumers to choose their own suppliers by 2023-Energy Commission

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Energy consumers will by 2023 choose their own power suppliers as part of reforms to make the power supply subsector more competitive.

Per the new arrangement, smaller private entities will be given the license to distribute power regardless of the meter they use.

The current system limits consumers to purchase power from only one source including the Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG.

According to the Executive Secretary of the Energy Commission, Ofosu Ahenkorah, incentives are being put in place to make the power distribution subsector more efficient.

“If you have multiple buyers and sellers then you create competition. We have lowered the bulk customer classification for much smaller entities to go into the bulk power market. So in five years’ time every household can choose its supplier”.

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