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NERC Appeal to Customers Not to Attack DisCos Staff

Directs Complete Metering of Maximum Demand Customers on CAPMI Scheme

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has advised electricity consumers to explore its complaint and redress mechanism rather than resort to jungle justice in settling disputes with officials of electricity distribution companies (DisCos).

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‘Disconnect Persistent Electricity Debtors’ –NERC clarifies earlier directives to DisCos

Following the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) directive to electricity distribution companies not to mass disconnect and subsequent attempt by some electricity customers to ride on that direction to evade settlement of their debts, the Commission has clarified that persistently defaulting customers could be disconnected.

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Electricity Distribution Companies Directed to Insure Facilities, Customers

Press Release – 21.05.16

...as Commission fines AEDC N18.1m over minor’s death

Electricity distribution companies have been directed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to renew their comprehensive insurance as provided under Part 5 Section 5.2 of the Health and Safety Code for the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

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Ag. Chairman/CEO NERC elected into Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)

Press Release – 12.05.16

The acting Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Anthony Akah, mni, has been elected into the presidium of the Energy Regulatory Regional Association (ERRA) at the recently concluded General Assembly of the association that took place in Warsaw, Poland. The association is a group of regulators from Europe, Asia, Middle East and the United States.

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NERC, SON Collaborate To Ban Inefficient Electrical Appliances

Press Release – 10.05.16

Indications for an outright ban of further importation and indigenous manufacturing of substandard and energy inefficient electrical appliances and apparatus emerged with the conclusion of the memorandum of understanding between the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) earlier in the week.

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NERC Charges Enugu Disco to Improve on Metering

Press Release – 03.05.16

... Abakaliki Forum Commissioned

The acting Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Electricity Commission, Dr Anthony Akah, mni, has taken the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to task over rising complaints on estimated billing, which is a result of wide metering gap in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

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NERC warns DISCOs on Manipulated Data and Poor Metering

Press Release – 19.04.16

... 403, 255 meters installed by 11 DISCOs in 2 years

The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) on Tuesday warned that manipulated data with regards to meter installation, submitted to it by the electricity distribution companies would be treated as criminal acts; even as it berated the companies over poor implementation of their metering plans.

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NERC Collaborates with NJI...Be Encouraged, it is Service to the Nation- NJI

Press Release – 11.03.16

Ag. Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, (NERC) Dr Anthony Akah, mni stated that the Commission (NERC) has the challenging mandate of performing regulatory functions that seem to place it at the receiving end of market operators, electricity customers and other stakeholders.

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NERC Charges Discos on High Customers’ Complaints

Press Release – 10.03.16

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Thursday said the 47, 127 complaints lodged by electricity customers against the eleven electricity distribution companies before the Commission during the last quarter of 2015 was an indication of high customer dissatisfaction in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

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Power Supply Attains New Peak, as NERC Warns Discos Against Arbitrary Billing

Press Release – 04.03.16

Following successful repair work on the damaged gas facility earlier in the week, electricity supply through the national grid is now ramping up as it attains 4, 387 megawatts peak generation as at Friday, March 4, 2016 with a prospect for further improvement in power supply situation.

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AEDC Complies with NERC Order for Compensation

Press Release – 23.02.16

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has confirmed compliance with its Order mandating the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to compensate the family of James Yakubu over the electrocution of their daughter, Miss Faith Yakubu.

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NERC laments spate of vandalism... to compel discos to publish meter deployment schedule

Press Release – 01.03.16

The acting Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Anthony Akah, mni, on Tuesday lamented incidences of vandalism that led to reduction in peak power supply through the national grid from over 5,000megawatts (mw) attained two weeks ago to less than 2,800mw.

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NERC is a Law Abiding Agency

Press Release – 08.02.16

The existing electricity tariff order which became operational on February 1, 2016 (MYTO 2015) was carried out after wide consultation with different shades of opinion, and in strict compliance with extant rules and judicial pronouncements.

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Electricity is a Product and should be Rightly Priced

Press Release – 11.02.16

The Ag. Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr Anthony Akah, mni, said that electricity must be priced rightly.

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National Orientation Agency Supports NERC on Energy Conservation

Press Release – 29.01.16

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Thursday entered into an agreement with National Orientation Agency (NOA) to widen publicity on energy saving measures being developed by the Commission especially the benefits of using Compact Florescent Lamps (CFLS). The benefits which includes the reduction in electricity demand and usage, the reduction of carbon emissions, reduction in energy bills and decrease in the peak load by up to 60 percent.

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NERC Restates the New Tariff Take-Off Date as February 1

Press Release – 06 .1.16


The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) wishes to reiterate that the take off date of the new electricity tariff (MYTO 2015) still remains February 1, 2016 and it is in view of this that the Commission has told distribution companies to abide by its directive not to connect new customers without first providing them meters. We wish to state that at no time did the Commission change the date of the take off of the new tariff.

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