Members of the Board of Directors of the Energy Commission led by its Chairman, Dr. Kwame Ampofo has assured the Minister of Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkor that the Commission has lined up a number of energy saving measures which will go a long way to help alleviate the current power deficit in the country.

Some of the measures, according to Dr. Ampofo included the promotion of the use of alternative and renewable energy, roof top solar panels, installation of automatic Timers on deep freezers and refrigerators and others.

The Board also discussed the restructuring of institutions within the Power and Energy sectors and in particular, the Electricity Company of Ghana.

Dr. Kwabena Donkor said in view of the dire financial strait of the country, it may be appropriate for the Energy Commission to explore non-state-budgetary sources to fund some of the projects they intended to undertake.

He urged the Commission to work closely and collaborate with other Agencies within the sector like the Ghana Standards Authority and the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission to ensure a well-oiled power sector with a common determination to end the current energy challenges and to eventually make Ghana the hub and net exporter of power in the sub-region.



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