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NERC Sanctions Abuja DISCO - Orders Refund To Overbilled Customers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Monday ordered that refunds should be made to overbilled customers of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC). This is following earlier Notice of Enforcement and subsequent investigation of instances of overbilling perpetrated by the electricity distribution company.


Construction of IPPs Predates NERC

02.06.15 - 17

The ten power plants being constructed by the National Independent Power Plants (NIPP) started way before 2005 when the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was created.

As such the Commission could not have been privy to the economic details of the construction cost of those power plants, some of which are already adding value to the country’s electricity supply industry.


NERC explains acute shortage of electricity supply, appeals for calm

25.05.15 - 16
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has noticed with concern the acute shortage in power supply and the attendant hardship Nigerians are passing through.
In the last couple of months, electricity supply has been generally poor on account of increase in vandalism in the run up to the April 2015 elections. But this bad supply condition has worsened in the last few days.
At present, 18 out of the 23 power plants in the country are unable to generate electricity due shortage of gas supply to the thermal plants with one of the hydro stations faced with water management issue. This has led to loss of over 2,000megawatts in the national grid.


Dr Amadi did not travel with President-Elect

22.05.15 - 15


The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission's attention has been drawn to a news item on the Sahara Reporters- an online publication where its Chairman, Dr. Sam Amadi was listed as a passenger on a British Airways flight that arrived London Heathrow Airport at 2.15pm on Friday May 21, 2015 from Nigeria.


NERC Mulls Ceiling On Estimated Bills To Curb Over Billing of Electricity Customers

18.05.15 - 14

Following barrage of complaints lately received over estimated billings, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is considering placing a ceiling on maximum amount an electricity distribution company can charge a customer as estimated bill.


NERC laments lack of Consumer Advocacy for Electricity Consumers

28.04.15 - 13

‘’One of the observable gaps in the emergent electricity market in Nigeria is the absence of knowledgeable, credible and broad based advocacy for electricity consumers.”

This disclosure was made by the Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Sam Amadi, at an interactive session with members of civil society organisations, representatives of industrial, commercial and residential electricity consumers to consider a concept note on consumer advocacy network in Abuja on Monday, April 27, 2015.


NERC believes in the Sanctity of the Privatization Process

14.04.15 - 12

The attention of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has been drawn to a publication in the Leadership Newspaper of April 12, 2015 with the caption- "Nigeria: Buhari Can Cancel Power Privatisation- NERC boss", and its attendant spurious interpretations.


NERC Clarifies Reduction on Tariff

25.03.15 - 11

The Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi on Thursday March 25, 2015 said that industrial, commercial and high end residential electricity customers (R3) are those whose tariff would be reduced as from end of March, 2015.


NERC Issues Oma Power 1, 080MW On-Grid License For Power Generation

20.03.15 - 10

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr Sam Amadi on Friday, 20th March, 2015 issued an on-grid 1,080 MW generation licence to Oma Power Generation Company Limited.


NERC Reduces Tariff by Removing Collection Losses

17.03.15 - 09

Since January 1, 2015 when the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) approved the MYTO 2.1 we have received several complaints against the increase in tariff of different consumer classes. Industrial and commercial consumers under the auspices of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) petitioned the commission asking for a review of the MYTO 2.1 and requested drastic reduction of their tariff. They claimed that such astronomical increase in tariff would kill their business and lead to massive job losses.


NERC Panel Rules It Has Jurisdiction To Hear 1004 Estate's Petition

10.03.15 - 08

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory (NERC) hearing panel on Tuesday March 10, 2015 overruled preliminary objections to a petition brought before it by Mr. Samuel Aremu, who alleged that Mr. Samuel Ukpong and 1004 Estate Limited disconnected him from electricity supply to the estate, even when they are not licensed to trade in electricity. 


Manufacturers Association Nigeria (MAN) Appeals For Reversal Of MYTO 2.1

03.03.15 - 07

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday March 3, 2015 has assured manufacturers it will consider those options to ensure that migration from the Multi Year Tariff Order 2 to 2.1 does not undermine any category of electricity consumers in Nigeria.


NERC Holds First Electricity Consumer Forum

27.02.15 - 06

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) recently held its maiden national public consultation with electricity consumers comprising households, manufacturers, investors and other stakeholders towards bringing Nigerians abreast with the activities of the Commission regarding tariff setting.


NERC Amends Zuma Energy’s 1,200mw Power Plant Licences

14.02.15 - 05

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) over the weekend issued four on-grid licenses to Zuma Energy Nigeria Limited to operate a combined 1,200 Megawatts (MW) power plant at Itobe, Kogi state. Each unit of the power plant has capacity to generate 300MW. This brings to two such licenses issued for coal power generation this year.


NERC Issues Two On-Grid Licenses

19.02.15 - 04

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday, 18 February, 2015 issued two on-grid electricity generation licences to KVK power Nigeria PVT Limited and  Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria Plc to generate electricity from solar and gas-flared respectively.


Contract Based Electricity Trading Starts February 1, as NERC Orders Transitional stage Electricity Market (TEM)

03.02.15 - 03

The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) on Sunday February 1, 2015 attained the much awaited Transitional Stage Electricity Market, whereby wholesale buying and selling in electricity is based on contractual and regulatory rules.
This is sequel to an Order of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) directing all electricity market participants on the takeoff of the Transitional Stage of the Electricity Market (TEM) with effect from February 1, 2015.