Tar­iff re­view on­go­ing, enu­mer­at­ing more cus­tomers to re­duce bills - NERC

Weekly Trust - - News - Si­mon Echewo­fun Sun­day

The Nige­rian Elec­tric­ity Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion (NERC) said the on­go­ing re­view of the mi­nor elec­tric­ity tar­iff to de­ter­mine a rise or fall in what cus­tomers pay for power will be com­pleted by month’s end.

Chair­man of NERC, Pro­fes­sor James Mo­moh, said the Com­mis­sion was con­sid­er­ing many fac­tors in re­view­ing the tar­iff to en­sure it is fair.

“There is also the Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct (GDP) level of the coun­try, pop­u­la­tion growth among oth­ers. These fac­tors form the in­put in or­der to de­ter­mine the cost of the tar­iff,” Mo­moh noted.

Mo­moh as­sured that with the enu­mer­a­tion be­ing done by the DisCos to cap­ture more cus­tomers un­der their net­works along with other fac­tors be­ing con­sid­ered by NERC such as re­duc­tion in ATC&C, and en­ergy theft, the cost of elec­tric­ity for DisCos cus­tomers could re­duce.

Daily Trust Satur­day re­ports that Abuja Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany (AEDC) on Thurs­day said it had in­creased its cus­tomer base by about 50 per cent from slightly 500,000 when it took over in 2013 to 1.03 mil­lion this year. Along with other DisCos, the enu­mer­a­tion ex­er­cise to cap­ture more cus­tomers on their record was on­go­ing at press time.

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