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Ikeja DisCo To Pay N131.4m Fine For Defying Metering Order

03.10.15 - 37

The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) has been fined One Hundred and Thirty One Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira (N131, 400, 000.00) by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

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NERC Wins Web Performance Award By Phillips Consulting

30.09.15 - 36

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) commitment to making public its activities using its social media platforms has been rewarded with the award on Outstanding Public Sector Website in Nigeria by the leading management consulting firm, Phillips Consulting. The award ceremony tagged ‘’Web Jurist Awards’’ took place on the 29th of September, 2015 in Abuja.

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Amadi Assures Togo & Benin Rep. Electric Sector Reform Will Respect Bilateral Relations

28.09.15 - 35

The Community Electric du Benin (CEB) was on Monday advised by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, (NERC) to be ready to pay commercial rates for electricity supplied to it by the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

Speaking with a four-man delegation of CEB, the Transmission Service Provider and Independent System Operator for Republic of Togo and Benin Republic, NERC Chairman, Dr. Sam Amadi said, “The on-going reform in the Nigeria electricity industry will not jeopardise international relations and strategic interests of Nigeria.”

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Market Operator, TCN Risk Regulator's Sanction

23.09.15 - 34

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday issued Notices of Commencement of Enforcement Action on the Market Operator (MO) for operating a unilateral bank account.

The notice gave the erring MO seven days ultimatum to take remedial actions by winding down operation of the unilateral bank account and report compliance, failure which it faces disciplinary action from the Commission.

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NERC Refocuses Regulatory Activities on Enforcement

11.09.15 - 33

Coming on the heels of the recent improvement in available electricity to Nigerians, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission is re-focussing its attention on regulatory enforcements with the inauguration of enforcement task team.

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14 - Man Task Team Instated to Achieve 5,000 MW by month end

07.09.15 - 32

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday inaugurated a 14-man task force for attainment of 5,000megawatts for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) by the end of September 2015 as part of the plan to end the year with 6,000megawatts milestone.

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NERC, SON Sign MoU For Safety and Reliability Standards in Electricity Market

07.09.15 - 31

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday inaugurated a 14-man task force for attainment of 5,000megawatts for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) by the end of September 2015 as part of the plan to end the year with 6,000megawatts milestone.

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NERC And Power Industry Performance Officers Forge The Way Forward

26.08.15 - 30

The Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr. Sam Amadi has pointed out that part of the challenge besetting the power sector is really to do with project performance management.

Dr. Amadi made the remark at the opening of a two day workshop initiated by the Commission with Industry Performance Management officers of Generation and Transmission Companies.

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NERC Goes Hard On DISCOs

20.08.15 - 29

... To Embark On Enforcement Of Non-Compliance Of CAPMI

Dissatisfied with the level of implementation of the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) by majority of the distribution companies, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) will commence enforcement action for non-compliance.

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NERC Replies Senate's Query On Fixed Charge And Estimated Billing

18.08.15 - 28

In the spirit of transparency and accountability in the monitoring of the electricity market, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has responded to the query issued it by the Senate on Fixed Charge, Estimated Billing and Sundry issues.

In an address to newsmen; at the headquarter of the Commission,  Chairman/Chief Executive of NERC, Dr Sam Amadi informed that the Commission received seven queries from Senate, which the Commission has respectfully responded to.

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NERC & SON sign MOU for Safety and Reliability Standards in Electricity Industry

07.08.15 - 27

In their quest to ensure adherence to safety and reliability standard in the consumption, distribution, transmission and generation of electricity, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Friday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding.

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New NERC Order Penalises Distribution Companies For Rejection Of Electricity Allocation

04.08.15 - 26

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued an Order imposing financial penalties on any electricity distribution company that rejects electricity allotted it by the System Operators (SO). This is especially when there is no notification ahead of such rejection.

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NERC Constitutes Safety Code Review Panel For Operating Companies

31.07.15 - 25

In a bid to change the course of electricity delivery that would ensure high efficiency of the networks and safety of utility workers and the general public, a 12- member panel has been set up by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.

This took place on Thursday, 30th July, 2015 at the Commission headquarter, in Adamawa plaza, Abuja.

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NERC & MAN to Develop Framework to Expedite Electricity Supply to Industries

30.07.15 - 24

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Tuesday July 29, 2015 agreed with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on the need for a framework for the creation of micro grid for industrial clusters across the country.

Rising from a meeting held at the Commission's headquarter in Abuja, both organisations have set up a committee that would address the "challenges posed to industrial productivity and the country's broader economic goals and how to dedicate small grids connected to large distribution grid to industrial clusters."

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NERC to revoke 26 electricity generation licences in 30 days

28.07.2015 - 23

Following completion of an audit exercise of its licensees, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Tuesday told 27 power generation companies to within the next 30 days provide justification why their licences should not be cancelled.

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Dr. Sam Amadi at National Association of Petroleum Explorationists' lecture, says "lack of gas facility accounts for stranded 5,500MW"

21.07.15 - 22

Dr. Sam Amadi, Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was hosted as a Guest Lecturer at the National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Specialised Change Workshop that held on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

At the lecture, Amadi said that poor gas facility and lack of commerciality for gas in Nigeria was responsible for stranded 5, 500 megawatts. Besides, Amadi said that NERC’s refusal to pass operators’ inefficiency to consumers was responsible for the recent campaign of calumny mounted against the Commission...

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