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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.


NERC Hears Case on Alleged Illegal Power Trading

28.01.15 - 02

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday, the 28th of January, 2015 held a hearing of a petition filed before it by Samuel Aremu  accusing  Samuel Ukpong, 1004 Estate Limited and Eko Electricity Distribution Company of illegal  trading in electricity.


NERC Licences Trombay Power Generation Ltd To Generate 500MW from Coal

28.01.15 - 01

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday licenced Trombay Power Generation Limited to operate a 500 MegaWatts power plant. Chairman of NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi commended the company's Group President, Jitendes Kumar Sachdeva for the painstaking process he was subjected to in the course of the application for the coal- powered plant.
The 500MW power plant is located at Wajari Village along Dadinkowa Road, Yamaltu local government area of Gombe state.


Why We Freeze Electricity Tariff for Residential Customers for Six Months

After a recently conducted special review, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) approved a revised Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO 2.1), which came into effect on 1st January 2015. A major highlight of MYTO 2.1 is a six-month freeze from January1, 2015 on tariff increase for residential consumers, who constitute about 80% of the electricity consumers (known in the industry as R2 customer class) in the country.


NERC Reviews Tariff Methodology, Put Operators Under Strict Market Obligations

24.12.14 - 34

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Tuesday approved a review of the Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2 regime with an implication for takeoff date for a disciplined electricity market by January 1, 2015. With the commencement of MYTO 2.1, the Commission will now progressively hold electricity distribution, transmission, generation companies as well as other market operators to the terms and conditions of their licences.


NERC hears Governor Fayose's appeal

13.11.14 - 33

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is to send a technical team on a fact-finding mission to ascertain the cause of perennial power failure in Ifaki and other parts of Ekiti State.

The Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi made this known on Wednesday, 12 November 12, 2014 while receiving the Governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Ayo Fayose, who paid an impromptu visit to the Commission to appeal for quick and sustainable resolution to what he described as perennial power failure in towns across the state.


Electricity Market ready for Contractual Trading - Amadi


Press Release – 27 .10.14



The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) on Monday, October 13, 2014 scaled the last hurdle to the declaration of Transition Electricity Market (TEM) with the inauguration of the 12- man Dispute Resolution Panel.

TEM is the third stage in the development of electricity market from monopoly to full competitive market.


Sam Amadi gets servant leadership award

07.07.14 - 31

The Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Dr Sam Amadi has received the award of Servant Leadership issued by the African Students Union Parliament (ASUP).

Dr Sam got the surprise recognition in his office at the NERC Headquarters, Adamawa Plaza Abuja on the 2nd of July, 2014.

In an emotional laden voice, Amadi expressed deep appreciation to the students association whom he tagged the future leaders of the country. According to him, the value of knowledge is unquantifiable which should be guarded by those who acquire it and posited that knowledge open doors of opportunities.


Factsheet on Electricity Fixed Charge


What is Fixed Charge?
The fixed charge is an element of an electricity customer’s electricity bill that is charged on a monthly basis. The fixed charge is intended to allow for the recovery the costs associated with the fixed or permanent investments required to generate, transmit and distribute electricity.

What Makes up the Fixed Charge?
1.    Fixed or permanent investments e.g. poles, cables, transformers etc.
2.    Cost of maintenance of the fixed or permanent investments and
3.    The capacity charge paid to generating companies, as long as they are available to generate.


NERC holds stakeholder meeting with leadership of Nigerian Labour Congress

11.06.14 - 30

As Part of its ongoing engagement with critical stakeholders, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on the 10th of June, met with the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress; which included the NLC President, Abdulwaheed Ibrahim Omar and his deputy, Joe Ajaero.

Top on the agenda were the on-going reforms in general and an update on what NERC has been doing since the recent privatisation of the utilities.


NERC hosts Senate Committee on Privatisation on fact finding visit

30.05.14 - 29

...NERC urged to wield the big stick

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has reiterated its stance to work with electricity operators to ensure a successful and sustained industry in spite of the hiccups facing the newly privatised electricity market.

The Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi, represented by the Vice-Chairman of the Commission, Muhammed Lawal Bello, made the declaration when the Commission received a delegation of the Senate Committee on Privatisation, led by the Chairman of the committee, Senator Olugbenga Obadara on the 28th of May, 2014.


NERC reviews tariff



The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Friday, May 21, 2014 approved the review of the Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO). This review will take effect on June 1, 2014. The review has reduced the fixed charge component of the tariff that would have taken effect on 1st June 2014.  

The MYTO provides for bi-annual reviews that take effect on 1st June and 1st December to ensure that some critical and financial variables underlying electricity tariff in Nigeria are still realistic and current. These variables are the rate of inflation, the exchange rate, gas price and available generation capacity. To ensure that the Nigerian electricity market remains financially viable and able to attract investment to improve capacity and reliability, electricity prices are indexed to changes in these variables.


NERC supports forward-thinking electricity industry standards

23.05.14 - 28

The Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi has called for the need to embrace changes in technology in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) in order for the system to keep in tandem with the times.

He stated this during the presentation of the Nigeria Electricity Supply and Installations Standards (NESIS) document to the Commission by the Chairman of the Technical Working Group (TWG), Engr. Foluseke Somolu, held at the Commission Headquarters on the 23rd of May, 2014.


NERC urges quick dispensation of complaints ...inaugurates forum members

20.05.14 - 27
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has called on Electricity Distribution Companies to make it a duty to expedite action on complaints brought to them by electricity customers, before they get to the NERC forum office.

Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi gave the marching order during the inauguration of members of three forum offices, namely, Benin, Jos, and Yola on the 20th of May, 2014.

He said that the forum will serve as an appellate court, to dispense with complaints that may not have received satisfactory outcomes by the Customer Care Unit (CCU) of the distribution companies.