NERC to commence regulatory actions on DISCOs that fail to provide meters for customers

By FactNews on 11/01/2017

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it will sanction DISCOs which failed to meter electricity customers in their networks before Feb. 28, 2017. 

NERC in a statement on its website on Wednesday said that sanctioning of the defaulting DISCOs would begin on March 1.
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"The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in line with its mandate to ensure that the rights of electricity customers are protected and guarantee investors fair returns on their investments had in June 2016, after consultation with the operators, directed electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to conclude metering of all maximum demand (MD) electricity customers in their networks not later than November 30, 2016. 


"The Commission at the expiration of that Notice granted three months moratorium which expires February 28, 2017 to enable the Discos effectively execute the metering deployment plan for MD customers.

"Sequel to the above directives and approach of the expiration date of the moratorium period, it is hereby put on notice that the Commission shall commence regulatory action against any defaulting DisCo(s), beginning March 1, 2017.

"Any electricity customer on MD category who is yet to be metered as at February 28, 2017 should report to the Commission through any of our Forum Offices



Posted on January, 11 2017

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