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Electricity: New tariff to take effect from Feb.1 – NERC

Electricity: New tariff to take effect from Feb.1 – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said that the new electricity tariff (MYTO 2015) will take effect from Feb.1, 2016. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by Dr. Usman Abba-Arabi, the Head, Public Affairs, NERC. According to the statement, NERC has directed all the distribution companies to abide by

NERC increases electricity tariffs

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has increased the charges for electricity consumption across the country. It also announced the removal fixed electricity charges for all classes of electricity consumers and noted that power users would only pay for what they consume. In a statement issued by the commission, NERC stated that henceforth, from the

NERC fines Abuja power firm N18m over kid’s electrocution

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has imposed a fine of N18million on Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over the electrocution of eight-year old Faith Yakubu at Anguwan Dodo, Gwagwalada, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which is within the firm’s distribution franchise area. In a resolution, NERC uphold the recommendations of its Panel Report of

Senate asks NERC to abolish fixed charges, compulsory bulk metering, others

The Senate on Tuesday directed the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to immediately enforce the abolishment of fixed charges being collected from electricity consumers across the country. In a motion sponsored by Sen. Sam Egwu (Ebonyi North) and Sen. David Umaru (Niger East) titled ‘unfair trade practices of Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs), the Senate showed

NERC seeks FG’s advice on creation of EMS

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Friday asked the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to advise it on the importance of the creation of another electricity regulatory body that duplicates the functions of the commission. There has been a heated debate and opposition from the commission that the last administration wouldn’t have established the Electricity Management Service

NERC sanctions Abuja electricity distributor over outrageous bills

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), on Tuesday ordered Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to make refunds to all customers given over-estimated bills. This is contained in a statement issued by the commission’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr. Usman Arabi in Abuja. “Following conclusion of investigations of misdemeanor leveled against it, the commission has ordered AEDC

NERC licenses four more companies to generate 774 MW of electricity

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued on-grid licences to four companies to generate 774 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The companies are to generate electricity from solar and gas. The companies are Pan Africa Solar Ltd., based in Kankia, Katsina State, to generate 24 MW from solar and Nigeria Solar Capital Partners Ltd., based

Court sustains order restraining NERC from increasing electricity tariff

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sustained its earlier order restraining the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from implementing its new electricity tariff. At the resumed hearing on Thursday, Justice Mohammed Idris ruled that “the ex-parte order earlier given remains valid and is subsisting”. Idris had restrained NERC and the electricity distribution companies

You can’t increase electricity tariff now, Court tells NERC

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday restrained the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, (NERC), from implementing the new electricity tariff which was to take effect from June 1. The Judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, gave the order, in a ruling on an ex-parte application filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Mr Toluwani Adebiyi. Idris restrained the

NERC boss, Amadi denies report he was on London flight with Buhari

Chairman of the National Electricity Commission (NERC) Sam Amadi has denied a report carried by an online medium that he traveled to London on the same flight with President-elect Muhammadu Buhari. It was reported by the medium that Amadi, as well as Senator Philip Adida, Segun Awolowo, and Hakeem Bello-Osagie sat behind Buhari and Diezani

FG reduces electricity tariff by 50%

Following complaints from the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and other electricity consumers, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has announced a reduction in electricity tariffs by 50%. Chairman of the Commission, Sam Amadi, who made this known Wednesday in Abuja, said the Commission had received several complaints and petitions against the decision to approve

New electricity tariff takes effect today

Industrial and commercial consumers are to pay more for every unit of electricity they use. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) will unveil a new tariff regime today, it was learnt yesterday. The new regime will be extended to residential consumers in six months, the NERC said. According to its chairman, Dr. Sam Amadi, the

NERC promises affordable electricity for Nigerians

The Chairman, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi, has reiterated the commission’s commitment to ensure safe, stable and affordable supply of electricity in the country. Amadi made this known at a public hearing on the Draft Nigerian Electricity Supply and Installation Standards (NESIS) regulations in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the NESIS regulation

Power minister frowns at rivalry between NERC, EMS

The federal government has cautioned the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and the Electricity Management Services (EMS) against all forms of rivalry between them and within the ministry of power. Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil who spoke in Abuja while inaugurating the Technical Committee on the establishment of the EMS in Abuja said