HiGH VOLTAGE CONNECTION
STEP 1 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Any prospective customer who requires electricity supply at
High voltage (11kV or 33kV)
to a facility should apply in writing to the General Manager of Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd (ECG) Regional office where the facility is located, with a soft copy to the Director of Engineering at the ECG Head office in Accra via email:
(usually prepared by the Applicant’s electrical consultant or Contractor) should include the expected power demand (KVA) required, the location of the facility, the earliest connection date required and the type of load for which the power is required (i.e. Mining, shopping mall, real estate, manufacturing, construction etc.)
The prospective customer is required to provide following documents as part of his application to ECG:
- A list of the major equipment to be Installed and their approximate power rating.
- A Map indicating the approximate location of the site
- A schedule for the phased demand, if the power would be required at different stages.
STEP 2 - PROVISION OF COST ESTIMATE
A team from the ECG Engineering Directorate will visit and survey the site to obtain information required for the preparation of a cost estimate. Usually two or three design options for the electrical connection will be prepared and the applicant will be advised on the cost of the various options including a recommendation on the optimum option.
The recommended option together with the cost estimates and the mode of payment will be communicated to the applicant in an official letter signed by the Director of Engineering.
STEP 3 - ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CONNECTION
Subject to the payment of the cost estimates by the prospective customer, ECG will then hand over the project to a licensed ECG contractor to undertake the installation works.
Depending on the amount, the applicant may approach ECG to negotiate a payment plan for the payment of the estimated cost.
Please Note that unlike Low Voltage connections, there are no standard rates or cost estimates for the High Voltage works, as the cost depends on the amount of power required, the distance to the nearest ECG High Voltage line or substation and whether the facility will be connected to a public feeder or a dedicated feeder. the cost depends on the amount of power required, the distance to the nearest ECG High Voltage line or substation and whether the facility will be connected to a public feeder or a dedicated feeder.