Ghana

Member Profile

Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC)

  • P.O.Box CT 3095 Cantonments
    Accra, Ghana
  • +233 302 244 181-3 
  •  *protected email*
  • www.purc.com.gh

Sectors Regulated:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • Water

Establishment

  • Established in 1997
  • The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission  (PURC) was set up as a multi- sectoral regulator by Government of Ghana in October, 1997 under the Public Utilities Regulatory Act, 1997 (Act 538) as part of the utility sector reform process to regulate the provision of utility services in the electricity and water sectors.

Responsibilities

  • Legal basis
  • Public Utilities Regulatory Act, 1997 (Act 538) as part of the utility sector reform process to regulate the provision of utility services in the electricity and water sectors.
  • By virtue of the Energy Commission Act, 1997 (Act 541) PURC also has regulatory responsibility over charges for supply, transportation and distribution of natural gas services.
  • Under Section 4 of Act 538, PURC is an independent body and is not subject to the control of any authority in the performance of its functions. The Office of the President exercises administrative oversight for the Commission.
  • Responsibilities
  • Authorities
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Organisational Structure

  • Internal Structure
  • Working Employees
  • Budget

Population: 26 908 262 (2016 est.)

GDP / Capita: $ 4 300 (2015 est.)

Territory: 238 533 km2 (82. in World rank)

Information will be uploaded soon.

Chairperson

Emmanuel Kwaku ANNAN - Chairman

Licensing and Competition Committee Member

-no designated member at this time -

Tariff and Pricing Committee Member

-no designated member at this time -

Customers and Retail Markets Working Group Member

-no designated member at this time -

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