Pursuant to the Order signed by the Commission on 14th May 2013, and the due process “No Objection” granted by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) for the procurement of Electric Energy Meters, NERC hereby publishes the list of certified Vendors/Installers for the CAPMI Scheme.
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PUBLIC NOTICE ON THE INTERPRETATION OF SECTIONS 71 (10) AND 72 (1) OF THE ELECTRIC POWER SECTOR REFORM (EPSR) ACT 2005 REGARDING THE TENURE OF ITS LICENCES
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was established by section 31 of the Electricity Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act 2005 as the regulator for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
One of the primary functions of the Commission as contained in section 32(d) of the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act, 2005 is to ensure that the prices charged by licensees are fair to customers, sufficient to allow the licensees to finance their activities and to allow for reasonable earnings for efficient operation.
Pursuant to the above, the Commission in 2008 established the Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) which calculates electricity prices based on the total revenue requirement of the whole sector. MYTO is 15 year tariff path, a major review of MYTO was carried out in 2012 and the outcome was MYTO-2, which became effective on 1st June 2012.
Following its implementation, the Commission received various complaints from the distribution companies and consumers. The complaint centered on the following issues:
a.De-merger of the R2 tariff class into single phase and three phases.
b.The re-introduction of kVA charges for large industrial and commercial customers.
c.Reduction of fixed charge for D2 customers.
Section 22(1) of the Business Rules of the Commission states that “the Commission may own its own or on the application of any of the person or parties concerned, within 60 days of the making of any Decision, direct or Order, reconsider, vary or review such decision, directions or Order and make such appropriate Orders as the Commission deems fit”. Section 22(4) also states that “the Commission may thereafter modify, amend, rescind or affirm the original Order by a new Order”. In the light of the above and following extensive consultation with the Distribution companies and complaints from the small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), the Commission decided to amend its earlier Order.
The Commission‘s decision was informed by the realization that the growth and development of any economy is dependent on the development of its industries. The Small and Medium Scale Enterprises form the bulk of business activities in a growing economy like Nigeria. The fixed charged for D2 customers ranging between N86, 956 to N139, 466 depending on the Distribution Company is higher than intended. The Commission is thus considering following:
1.In order to encourage the development of local industries, the Commission is considering reducing the fixed charge of D2 group of consumers to 25% of the present amount. The difference will be recovered through an increase in energy charge for these customers.
2.Separate the present R2class which consists of residential customer classes of R2A and R2B for single phase and three phase customers respectively.
3.The re-introduction of KVA charge(which was excluded in MYTO-2) to allow Disco comply with condition 44 of their distribution licenses for a period of 2years.KVA charge is penalty imposed on consumers whose power factor is below the prescribed level.
The general public is thereby invited to forward any objection to the above proposed minor amendments to the 2012 Retail and Distribution Tariff Order.
All comments and observations should be directed to:
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Plot 1099, First Avenue, Off Shehu Shagari way,
Central Business District,
P. M. B 136, Garki,
Respondents are kindly requested to provide a hard copy of their comments on or before 30th of April, 2013 to the above mentioned address.
In anticipation of the entry of private sector participants in the electric power sector, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission – NERC, is in the process of perfecting guidelines that will ensure that operators do not breach their license obligations, and at the same time are able to temporarily operate out of compliance, where the urgent need arises.
The undeniably weak state of the industry that will be inherited by the new players has necessitated this move. There are many flaws, sub-standard equipment, among others in the system which will make it difficult for the new operators to comply with all the standards set by NERC to govern generation, transmission, distribution and overall customer care.
Operators will be able to apply to NERC seeking for time to comply with codes and standards, and then submit detailed plans and timelines for eventual compliance. The Commission will consider these applications, and if found not to impinge on health and safety issues, and are justifiable, derogation may be granted.
The Commission has also called for public comments on a draft health and safety code to ensure the safety of persons during installation, operation or maintenance of electricity equipment. Members of the general public interested in accessing these documents and making their comments may do so by visiting the Commission website on www.nercng.org.
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Pursuant to Sections 32, 81 and 96 of the EPSR Act, 2005 and Part 3.12.2 Part 3 of the Distribution Code for the Distribution Sector of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)
Section 81(1) of the Act empowers the Commission to develop performance and standards which include technical codes and manuals as may be required for safe, reliable and efficient operation of the electricity system.
In the exercise of the powers conferred under Section 32 (1) (a) of the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act, 2005, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has developed Regulations on National Content Development in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) as well as Guidelines to the Regulation on National Content Development in the NESI.
As the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) prepares for the entry of greater private participation in the generation and distribution sectors, it is the responsibility of the sector regulator (NERC) to ensure that various frameworks are in place to support the orderly development of the NESI for the optimal utilization of Nigerian human resources for the provision of electricity services.
In furtherance of this objective, NERC has developed Regulations on National Content Development for the NESI, 2013. The Regulation establishes a framework that ensures that local competencies are built (to internationally acceptable standards) through the active participation of Nigerians, and the deployment of natural resources and raw materials in electricity industry activities.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commission intends to establish Regulations on National Content development in the NESI and Guidelines to the Regulation on National Content Development in the NESI. Accordingly stakeholders in the NESI as well as interested members of the general public are hereby invited to submit their comments and observations on the two documents which can be downloaded from the Commission’s website at www.nercng.org within 30 days from the date of this publication.
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Regulations on National Content Development for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry 2013
Guidelines to the Regulations on National Content Development for the NESI
All submissions must be in writing and addressed to:
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Adamawa Plaza, Plot 1099 1st Avenue
Off Shehu Shagari Way,
Central Business District, Abuja
cc: Mr. Eyo Ekpo (Commissioner; Market Competition and Rates Division)
Dr. Steven Andzenge (Commissioner; Legal, Licensing and Enforcement)
For further information, please contact:
Take note that the 2nd Formal Meeting of 2013 (NERC/FM/2/2013) is scheduled to hold on Friday March 15, 2013;
Pursuant to Sections 32, 81 and 96 of the EPSR Act, 2005
Section 81(1) (c) of the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act 2005 empowers the Commission to develop such standards, codes, manuals as the Commission may require.
Thus, in the exercise of the powers conferred on the Commission under Sections 32(1) (a),(f); 32(2) (b), 81(1) (a), (b) & (c); and 96 (1) of the Act, the Commission has drafted the proposed Guidelines for Derogation from Technical Codes and Standards in Electricity Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Supply in Nigeria.
The proposed guidelines are drafted to prevent breach of licensee’s obligations as well as to permit a system or plant item to operate out of compliance with standards and codes.
In line with the Commission’s rule making process, in order to facilitate public consultation and stakeholder input, members of the public are hereby invited to submit comments on the proposed guidelines which can be downloaded from the Commission’s website at www.nercng.org.
All comments are to be submitted within 21 days of this publication to:
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Adamawa Plaza, Plot 1099 First Avenue
Central business District, Abuja, FCT
Attention: Commissioner (Legal, Licensing and Enforcement)
In the exercise of the powers conferred under Section 32(1)(e), and 96(1) and 96(2)(q) of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has developed the following Guidelines; Click below to download:
Take note that the 1st Regualtory Meeting of 2013 (NERC/RM/1/2013) is scheduled to hold on Tuesday February 19, 2013;
Take note that the 1st Formal Meeting of 2013 (NERC/FM/1/2013) is scheduled to hold on Thursday January 17, 2013;
In the fulfillment of the Commission’s statutory mandate to license and regulate persons desirous of doing business in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) as well as setting the conditions on which the transfer or assignment of licenses would be approved, the Commission is determined to establish the principles and criteria by which corporate or natural persons will be assessed as “fit and proper” to:
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is by Section 32 (1) (a) of the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act, 2005 mandated to create, promote and preserve efficient industry and market structures and to ensure the optimal utilization of resources for the provision of electricity services. Sections 32 (2) (a) and (d) also provide for the Commission to promote competition and private sector participation; and license and regulate persons engaged in the generation, transmission, system operation, distribution and trading of electricity.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is in the process of developing methodologies on estimated billing and connection fees for electricity distribution customers. The Commission has reviewed the existing methods currently used by the distribution companies in estimating non-metered customers, as well as connection fees in connecting new customers to the distribution supply network.
In exercise of the powers conferred upon it by Section 32(1)(d) & (2)(c) of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission hereby gives notice of the proposed establishment of a methodology for Estimated Billing and Connection Fees, and modalities for disclosure of Information from the Distribution Companies and to Customers.
Following consultations with various stakeholders across the country since September 2010, the Commission has approved the release of three separate Tariff Orders respectively for the Generation, Transmission and Distribution Sectors of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
These Orders have been duly approved by the Commission and they take effect from 1st June 2012 to 31st May 2017.