ECG terminates PDS contract, regains control of power distribution.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has from today, Wednesday, October 23, 2019, terminated its concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS)and has subsequently resumed full control of electricity distribution starting with operations in the southern part of Ghana.
In a statement released earlier today, the ECG confirmed terminating the Private Sector Participation Transaction Agreements with PDS and as such, all activities previously undertaken by PDS have reverted to ECG.
“The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) has today, 23rd October, 2019 terminated Private Sector Participation Transaction Agreements with Power Distribution Services Ghana Limited (PDS). ECG has therefore assumed full operational and financial control of the electricity distribution business in the Southern Zone of Ghana with immediate effect. Consequently, all activities which were hitherto undertaken by PDS have reverted to ECG,” ECG said in a statement.
The ECG, while confirming PDS will return all assets to it with immediate effect, also urged all customers and stakeholders to engage it in their normal business activities and not PDS.
“Accordingly, all cheques issued in respect of power purchases and other related activities should be in the sole name of Electricity Company of Ghana Limited. All assets currently in the name of PDS [will] revert to ECG with immediate effect and will be rebranded in accordance with the decision over the next few weeks. ECG will continue to provide quality electricity services to our cherished customers and stakeholders” the statement from ECG added.
Per the statement ECG will undertake the following:
• Distribution of bills
• Bill reconciliation
• Revenue collection
• New Service connections
• Disconnections and re-connections
• Faulty meter replacements
• Network faults and repairs
• Network Operations, Maintenance, Expansion and Rehabilitation
• Complaints and fault reporting to the call centers
• Any other related services