The exercise, which is being done in collaboration with the security agencies, will involve visits to all customers of the company to ascertain the nature of their electricity connection and the state of electricity meters.
The owner of the building was not available at the time.
The Managing Director of ECG, Mr Robert Dwamena, who took part in the exercise, said it was amazing the quantum of power that such a building was consuming illegally at the expense of the company’s revenue targets.
He said the owner of the building would be surcharged and thereafter prosecuted for theft.
Mr Dwamena said the exercise had been occasioned by wanton theft of power on the part of some unscrupulous elements that undermined the revenue drive of the company.
He said in spite of the existence of loss control outfits in the company, the theft of power was now becoming “overwhelmingly high.”
“We want to visit every customer in the country to check the integrity of their meters,” he said.
The decision to embark on the exercise, Mr Dwamena said, followed a pilot exercise carried out at Dodowa where it was realised that out of the total of 591 customers of the company, 110 of them had connected power illegally.
Official information from the company indicates that it has a customer base of about 2.5 million nationwide, however, the actual number exceeded that figure by far due to illegal connections.