Electricity Supply Act 1990 (Act 447), Electricity Supply (Successor Company) Act (Act 448) (As At 10th May 2022)
Act 447 – An Act to provide for the regulation of the electricity supply industry, the supply of electricity at reasonable prices, the licensing of any electrical installation, the control of any electrical installation, plant and equipment with respect to matters relating to the safety of persons and the efficient use of electricity and for purposes connected therewith.
Act 448 – An Act to provide for the vesting of property, rights and liabilities of the National Electricity Board of the States of Malaya in a company, to make financial arrangements for that company, to provide for matters relating to staff and for other matters connected therewith.
Detailed Contents Of Electricity Supply Act 1990 (Act 447) :
The Electricity Supply Act 1990 (Act 447) is a law in Ghana that regulates the generation, transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity. It establishes the regulatory framework for the electricity sector and provides guidelines for the licensing of electricity companies.
The Act provides for the establishment of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), which are responsible for the distribution and transmission of electricity, respectively. The Act also establishes the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), which is responsible for regulating the prices and tariffs charged by electricity companies.
The Electricity Supply (Successor Company) Act 1990 (Act 448) is a related law that provides for the transfer of assets and liabilities from the Volta River Authority (VRA) to the successor companies, namely the ECG and GRIDCo. The Act sets out the terms and conditions for the transfer of assets and liabilities, including the transfer of employees and contracts.
The regulations under the Electricity Supply Act and the Electricity Supply (Successor Company) Act provide detailed guidelines on various aspects of the electricity sector, such as licensing requirements for electricity companies, standards for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, procedures for resolving disputes, and the setting of tariffs and prices.
As of 15th April 2019, the regulations under the Acts include the Electricity Supply Regulations, 2008 (LI 1937), the Electricity Distribution and Supply License Regulations, 2018 (LI 2357), the Grid Code, 2017 (LI 2285), and the Distribution Code, 2018 (LI 2356).
The Electricity Supply Regulations, 2008 provide guidelines for the licensing of electricity companies, the construction and operation of generating plants, the connection and use of electricity, and the safety and reliability of the electricity supply.
The Electricity Distribution and Supply License Regulations, 2018 set out the requirements for obtaining and renewing licenses for electricity distribution and supply companies. The regulations also establish the procedures for resolving disputes between electricity companies and their customers.
The Grid Code, 2017 sets out the technical standards for the transmission and distribution of electricity. It provides guidelines for the operation and maintenance of the transmission and distribution network, the management of system faults, and the coordination of electricity supply.
The Distribution Code, 2018 provides technical standards for the distribution of electricity. It sets out the requirements for the design, construction, and operation of distribution networks, the management of system faults, and the protection of customers' interests.
Overall, these laws and regulations provide a comprehensive framework for the regulation of the electricity sector in Ghana, ensuring that electricity companies operate efficiently, safely, and sustainably while providing affordable and reliable electricity to consumers.
Electricity Supply Act 1990 Contains:
Electricity Regulations 1994
Licensee Supply Regulations 1990
Efficient Management of Electrical Energy Regulations 2008
Electricity Supply (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 2017