ISSN: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print)

Power Theft Practices in Ghana: Key Perspective Indicators Undermining the Revenue Mobilization Among Some Selected Regions within NEDCo Operational Areas in Ghana

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Baah Appiah-Kubi, Mark Amo-Boateng, Bismark Boamah & E. Owusu Ansah

Abstract

Power theft remains a challenge to electricity companies globally. Presently, despite the invention of new technologies to help combat it is also another difficult task because is not easy to detect and track. In Ghana, power theft practices have been estimated yearly to be one of the indicators that underrates the country’s economic growth. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate power theft practices: perspective keys undermining revenue mobilization in some selected NEDCo operational areas. This will help to determine power theft existence in those area understudy. A cross-sectional study design was adopted where 4 regions (Bono, Bono-East, Savanna and Upper West were selected because they serve as the zones in which NEDCo operates. The study regions were stratified into 2 zones thus, middle belt and northern belt zones. 200 participants were recruited for the study based on the eligibility criteria with 100 questionnaires been administered to each of the zones in order to ascertain their views.  The study showed that poor service delivery and lack of stringent measure compelled people to steal electricity. Power theft is practiced by all irrespective of location. The best way to reduce power theft practices is by vigorous house-to house monitoring.  More so, this calls for a greater urgency for research and development aimed at identifying proponent measures to mitigate power theft practices.

Keywords: Power theft, non-technical loss, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Northern Electricity Distribution companys’.

 

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Title:Power Theft Practices in Ghana: Key Perspective Indicators Undermining the Revenue Mobilization Among Some Selected Regions within NEDCo Operational Areas in Ghana
Author:Baah Appiah-Kubi, Mark Amo-Boateng, Bismark Boamah & E. Owusu Ansah
Journal Name:International Journal of Science and Business
Website:ijsab.com
ISSN:ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI:https://10.5281/zenodo.7043770
Media:Online
Volume:16
Issue:1
Issue publication (Year):2022
Acceptance Date:19/08/2022
Date of Publication:02/09/2022
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Free download:Available
Page:121-132
First Page:121
Last Page:132
Paper Type:Research paper
Current Status:Published

 

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Baah Appiah-Kubi, Mark Amo-Boateng, Bismark Boamah & E. Owusu Ansah (2022). Power Theft Practices in Ghana: Key Perspective Indicators Undermining the Revenue Mobilization Among Some Selected Regions within NEDCo Operational Areas in Ghana. International Journal of Science and Business, 16(1), 121-132. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.7043770

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Baah Appiah-Kubi (Corresponding author), Department of Environment and Energy Engineering, School of Science, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana.

 Mark Amo-Boateng, Department of Environment and Energy Engineering, School of Science, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana.

Bismark Boamah, Department of Environment and Energy Engineering, School of Science, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana.

E. Owusu Ansah, Department of Mathematics, School of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7043770

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