NERC to roll out new regulation for metering businesses

Babatunde Fashola PHCN power supply

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has been granted approval to roll out a new regulation targeted at enabling operators in different sectors play active roles. The minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this at the Franco-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce and Industry Economic Summit, in Lagos, yesterday. Fashola gave the hint at […]

Customers to react on Fashola’s eligibility declaration in 21 days – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has given electricity customers 21 days to react on the recent declaration of eligible customers in the power sector by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola. NERC said it has published a consultation paper on its website on the framework for the implementation of the […]

Supply prepaid metres to consumers, govt urges Discos

The Federal Government has ordered electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country to supply prepaid meters to electric consumers without further delay. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) gave the order at the end of his third monthly meeting with operators in the power sector at the Ugwuaji Transmission Station, Enugu, […]

Discos Defy Court Order, Begin Implementation of New Electricity Tariffs

Despite subsisting court order and the resolution of the Senate against the implementation of the new electricity tariffs across the country, the electricity distribution companies have commenced billing customers with the new rates. It was also gathered that the new tariffs, which took effect on February 1, 2016, have been reflected in March 2016 electricity bills. […]

Electricity: Angry customers lodge 47,127 complaints in 2015 – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said customers lodged 47,127 complaints within the fourth quarter of  2015, indicating high dissatisfaction with the 11 Distribution companies (Discos). NERC acting Head, Dr. Anthony Akah, said this at a training session on customer complaints handling for staff of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), at Keffi, Nasarawa State. […]

NERC signs pact with CPC for metering of customers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) yesterday signed a pact with the Consumers’ Protection Commission (CPC) to ensure mostly that consumers are metered adequately by the electricity Distribution companies (Discos). Speaking yesterday at the CPC headquarters in Abuja, NERC acting head, Dr. Anthony Akah ‎said, “It is our belief that with this collaboration, complaints that […]

Tariff reversal: Power firms threaten nationwide blackout

The country may be thrown into a blackout in the near future if the advice by the Senate to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to reverse the new electricity tariffs is heeded, power distribution companies have said. The Senate had on Tuesday advised the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, NERC and the electricity […]

Nigerian Senate Orders NERC to Suspend Electricity Tariff Hike

Nigeria’s senate president, Bukola Saraki has revealed that the senate has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend increase of electricity tariff. Saraki, on his twitter timeline said the move became necessary because an increase in cost without improvement in service delivered is unacceptable. “Today, the 8th Senate directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory […]

Between new electricity tariff and power outages

As industry operators plan a review in the present electricity tariff, analysts are positing that it may be far – fetched from the solutions needed to having a robust power sector. The Nigerian electricity market is said to be going through a difficult phase with roughly N330 million being lost daily due to poor networks […]

Reps to review DISCOs commercial terms, tariffs

The House of Representatives has said that it would begin investigation aimed at reviewing the commercial terms and billing plan of the of electricity distribution companies, widely called the Discos. Consequently, the House said the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) has been invited to appear before a public hearing that will also bring to the […]

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