General News of Saturday, 2 February 2013

Source: peacefmonline

Consumers cannot sue us - GRIDCO

The Public Relations Manager of GRIDCO, Mr. Albert Quainoo, has said no consumer can sue the company for power supply failure.

Addressing the issue of power supply, Mr. Albert Quainoo stated that the responsibility of GRIDCO is to transmit the power which is generated to their customers. The purpose of transmitting the power generated is to avoid monopoly of power supply in the country, he explained.

He stressed that GRIDCO does not supply power directly to consumers and according to him it will be impossible to be sued since they [GRIDCO] perform their duty by way of transmitting the right proportion to their customers.

On the Citi Breakfast Show Friday morning, Mr. Albert Quainoo, hinted on the progress of the burnt transformer at the Achimota Terminal Station.

He acknowledged the prowess of the Ghana Police Service and the Fire Service when the incident happened.

He said out of the 9 transformers, one is burnt which has made the supply of power to be dependent on 8 transformers in Accra only.

On the issue of possible upward tariff adjustment, he said a proposal has been sent to the PURC for review as it is been done every 2 years.

With the consumption level of electricity in the country, he said it has increased to over 1,700 mega watts as against a previous of 1,555 mega watts of consumption.

Mr. Albert Quainoo also indicated that VRA is developing the Terminal plant in Takoradi to support the power distribution problem Ghana is subjected to.

He however alluded that the consumers always waste power and advised them to use it judiciously as this will conserve more electricity power in the country.

He advised,"people should not call into radio stations to complain about their problems, while there are customer service centres around to address issues on power irrationalities.”