In September, 2011; BXC and the ECG signed an agreement for ten years where BXC shall engage in System Loss Reduction in the Teshie and Bortianor areas; the commercial aim of which was to share proportional losses recovered by the project while technically improving the infrastructure and deploying more modern systems of power distribution management.

Aiming to reduce the losses, BXC cooperated with ECG quite well. Currently, the outcome of the project is been very good, However, both of BXC and ECG agree that there are challenges, which demands greater  BXC and ECG coordination in order to minimize the losses and maximize the proceeds.

BACKGROUND TO PILOT PROJECT

The total number of metres in the capital of Ghana, Accra- where the operational areas are located is 450,000. According to the survey from ECG, Accra mainly consists of industrial and domestic customers. While, 30% of these 450,000 meters are industrial, 70% are domestic. In others words, the proportion between the industrial and the domestic metres or consumers is 3:7. The table below however indicates the number of transformers and metres that were located and subjected to BXC’s measures in the project.

ProjectDistrict Complete transformers Meters no.
TESHIE 207 47087
BORTIANOR 412 83084
Total 619 130171