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Positive Gains Of Electricity Tariff Structure As 30MW Solar Plant Takes Off In Katsina State

The people and economy of Katsina State will in the very near future receive a boost as a result of improved electricity supply.
This has been made possible by the official flagging off on Monday 12th November 2012, of the 30megawatt solar power plant project at Kankiya, Kankiya local government of Katsina State. The project was conceived as part of the Nigerian-German Energy Partnership.

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NERC Orders Distribution Companies To Hold Sensitization Workshop On Customer Service Milestones

Following the deluge of customer complaints on excessive estimated billing, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has directed electricity distribution companies (DISCOS) to organize sensitization workshops for their staff.

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NERC aims at best Regulatory Framework

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has assured stakeholders in the electricity industry that it is aiming at providing the best regulatory framework in cognizance with the transitory efforts at privatizing the power sector.

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The Electricity Consumer is King.......NERC

Electricity consumers are important stakeholders in the scheme of things concerning the power industry. They are to be protected from the service provider. This was the message of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to electricity consumers at the recently held Power Consumer Assembly in Umuahia, the Aba state capital on 16TH August, 2012 and in Keffi, Nasarawa state, on 23rd August, 2012 respectively.

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Manitoba Hydro International pledges to work closely with existing TCN Staff

The new CEO of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Don Priestman has said that the new management will work closely with the legacy TCN staff, particularly during the transitional month to ensure a seamless takeover from legacy management. He said this at a familiarization meeting convened by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission at the headquarters yesterday. He was accompanied by other senior management staff TCN.

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Connection Fees Prohibited for New Electricity Customers

Abuja, Nigeria - New electricity customers no longer have to pay connection fees to be connected to the grid for their electricity supply.
They will now directly purchase the materials required for connection and make such materials available to officials of their local electricity distribution company for connection to the electricity grid. There will be no direct exchange of monies between the customer and officials of the electricity distribution company for the purpose of connecting the customer.

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NERC meets new Transmission Company of Nigeria management

In its bid to ensure a hitch-free management transition, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) met with the Managing Director of Manitoba Hydro International and representatives from the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) at NERC headquarters. Earlier this year, after an exhaustive bidding process conducted by BPE, Manitoba Hydro International (a Canadian based company) was awarded the contract to manage the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) – one of the successor PHCN companies. This was a critical milestone in the roadmap to power sector reform which is focused on privatization of the industry and the improvement of power supply in Nigeria.

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NERC takes action on Electricity Distributor for contravention of EPSR Act 2005

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has demanded for the refund of N46m (forty six million naira only) obtained by Citec International Limited from tenants of Citec Estate. The Commission views the action as an attempt to sabotage the efforts of the Federal Government to turn around the power industry.

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MYTO2 - Fixed charges are paid once a month only - NERC

With cognizance to the June 1st 2012, effective date for the take-off of the new electricity tariff regime - Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO2), consumers of electricity will pay fixed charges once a month irrespective of the number of times prepaid meter is recharged.

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NERC asks Yenagoa electricity consumers to stop transformer purchase

Electricity consumers in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital exclaimed with joy when the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) told them not to honor any request by electricity providers to buy transformers.

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NERC Charges Electricity Providers to give notice prior to disconnection

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has charged electricity consumers to stop the practice of disconnecting customers without proper notification. This charge was given by the Commissioner, Government and Consumer Affairs in the Commission; Dr. Abba Ibrahim at the consultative meeting between electricity consumers, stakeholders and the NERC, tagged ‘Power Consumer Assembly (PCA), in Ilorin, Kwara State.

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Committee on Public Inquiry on Metering Uncovers Wide Metering Gap

The Power Holding Company of Nigeria is being inundated with accusations stemming from high degree of estimated billing due to a very wide metering gap. So far, this has been prevalent across the four geo-political zones where the public hearing on metering has been conducted.

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Yola Electricity Consumers Seek NERC Intervention On Power Distribution

Electricity consumers in Yola, the Adamawa State capital are asking the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to stop unfair distribution of electricity in the state.

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Electricity Companies to defend performance under planned tariff regime - NERC

Service delivery and compliance with industry regulations and orders will be major indicators for electricity billing by distribution companies under the planned tariff regime expected later in the year

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Ikoyi Residents want Refund of Electricity Bills from 2008 till Date

A panel constituted by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Tuesday, February 14 began hearing a petition asking for the refund of electricity charges paid by members of Ocean Parade Towers Residents Association from 2008 till date.

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American Investors commend NERC's Regulatory Initiatives

A delegation of American investors on a trade mission to Nigeria on February 13, 2012 commended the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for introducing regulations that have long-term benefits for the citizenry.

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