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Experts insist on mass metering before implementation of new tariff

Experts insist on mass metering before implementation of new tariff

Business
Experts have criticised the implementation of the new electricity tariff structure and urged the Federal Government to ensure that electricity consumers are metered first before the commencement to eliminate outrageous billings.   Nigerians had heaved a sigh of relief when the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP), announced plans to commence free distribution of meters but it was momentary, as distribution companies (DisCos) also announced the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) the following day. Given that the metering programme commenced on November 1, it is at the incubation phase, hence, only a few Nigerians have collected the ‘free’ meter as many are still at the regist...
DisCos classify customers for service delivery

DisCos classify customers for service delivery

Business
• As operator disclaims redundancy at Kainji, Jebba plants Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has grouped its customers into five service bands depicting the quantity and quality of supply they receive while assuring consumers that the newly-introduced Service Reflective Tariff (SRT), is for the growth of the electricity ecosystem in Nigeria. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, who explained that customers on Band A would receive an average 20 hours per day; Band B, 16 hours; Band C, 12 hours, while Bands D and E will receive a minimum 8 and 4 hours daily. Eko Disco also allays the fears of customers within the D and E-service bands that the implementation of the service reflective tariff regi...