Accra, July 6,
GNA - The Chamber of Independent Power Producers and Bulk Consumers (CIPDIB)
has hinted the Ghanaian power consumers of possible power outages in the next
few days (within a 7-8 working days period), if the Power Distribution Services
(PDS) fails to settle its debt to the Independent Power Producers (IPPs).
issued and signed by the Chief Executive Officer of CIPDIB, Mr. Elikplim Kwabla
Apetorgbor urged the government through the Ministry of Energy to compel PDS to
expressly pay all accumulated invoices to the IPPs within the seven days.
further urged the government to make PDS pay its debts to the IPPs; and to
also. pay interest on all overdue invoices which the IPPs could have profitably
It also called
on Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) to compel PDS to adhere to best
business practices and respect the terms of the PPAs and ensure the nation
derived the optimum benefit from the concession arrangement.
of CIPDIB stated that “should PDS fail to respect the terms of the PPA and make
payment to the IPPs within the 7-8 working days period; our members will be
left with no choice than to shut down PDS’s plants as they could not continue
to be saddled with huge debts”.
Power Distributions Services took over some operations and management of
Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) from March 1, 2019 with the expectation to
deliver a more quality service to power consumers than its host, ECG