Power Distribution Services Ghana formerly the Electricity Company of Ghana is an electricity distribution company in Ghana. The company’s operation covers about thirty percent of the total land mass of the country. Formerly as a public company, its operations were under the Ministry of Energy of Ghana.
Together with Northern Electricity Distribution Company, they supply all of Ghana’s electricity demands as well as some other West African countries. PDS took over ECG on 1 March 2019. The company has initiated many periods of load shedding which have increased in recent times and gained traction in popular culture under the term dumsor.
Ghana generates electric power from hydropower, fossil fuel (thermal energy), and renewable energy sources. Electricity generation is one of the key factors in order to achieve the development of the Ghanaian national economy, with aggressive and rapid industrialization; Ghana’s national electric energy consumption was 265 kilowatt hours per capita in 2009.
Ghana exports some of its generated energy and fossil fuels to other countries. Electricity transmission is under the operations of Ghana Grid Company. The distribution of electricity is under the Northern Electricity Distribution Company and Electricity Company of Ghana.
The first Ghana government-sponsored public electricity supply in Ghana commenced in the year 1914 at Sekondi-Takoradi, operated by the Ghana Railway Administration (Ghana Railway Corporation). The power supply was extended to Sekondi-Takoradi in 1928.
The Ghana Public Works Department commenced a limited direct current (DC) supply in Accra in 1922. A large alternating current (AC) project started on 1 November 1924, and a small plant consisting of three horizontal single-cylinder oil-powered engines was installed in Koforidua in 1925.
In 1926, work started on electrical distribution to Kumasi. A restricted evening supply commenced in May 1927, and a power station was brought into full operation on 1 October 1927.
ECG Customer Care Number In Ghana
In the same year, DC supply was installed at Winneba but this was subsequently changed to AC by extending an existing supply from Swedru and during the period 1929-30, a limited electricity supply was extended to Tamale until a new AC plant was installed in 1938
Call Centre: +233 302 611 611
Tel: +233 (302) 676727-47
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