Get Disco’s Approval Before Buying Transformers- NERC

Posted: July 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has advised electricity customers against buying and installing transformers or embarking on line network extension without the approval of the power distribution company, Disco, that supervises their immediate community. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum in Lagos, the Head, Consumer Affairs Division, NERC, Mr Hardley Jack said it was wrong […]

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NERC to Disband Boards of Discos over Poor Performance

Posted: June 17, 2017 at 7:22 am   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation

There seems to be more troubles for the electricity distribution companies as the power industry regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has threatened to the sack of the management boards of the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in the country over poor performance. NERC’s Commissioner for Engineering Performance and Monitoring, Prof. Frank Okafor disclosed this […]

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No Steady Power Unless Tariff Rises – NERC

Posted: January 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

“No Way to Tariff Increase” says Senate Committee The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has declared that without an increase in electricity tariff payable by consumers or an intervention in form of subsidy from the Federal Government to the power firms, the country would not be able to enjoy steady power supply. However, the above declaration […]

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NERC to Sanction DisCos for Non-Metering of Industrial Customers

Posted: January 22, 2017 at 3:18 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has restated its readiness to invoke sanctions on any electricity distribution company, DisCos, that fail to meter her maximum demand customers by the end of February. The NERC had directed all electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to conclude metering of all maximum demand (MD) electricity customers in their networks not […]

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NERC Blasts Enugu Disco Over Customer Complaints, Poor Safety Record

Posted: November 15, 2016 at 6:51 am   /   Discos, Enugu, Government, Regulation

The Acting Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Anthony Akah, mni, has decried the worrisome safety records and high rate of accidents in the Enugu Electricity Distribution Network (EEDC) with a record of 14 deaths and 5 injuries in 2016 alone. He also frowned at EEDC’s violation of its performance agreements, noting […]

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Privatization of NIPP Resumes in Phases

Posted: November 13, 2016 at 11:56 pm   /   Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, Regulation

The Managing Director of NDPHC, Chinedu Ugbo, has disclosed that the company has obtained Federal Government’s approval to resume the privatization process of the 10 gas power generating plants built under the NIPP which had been stalled since 2013. Speaking at an energy forum in Abuja, the NIPP boss stated that the privatization process will […]

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Fashola: FG Won’t Cancel Power Sector Privatization

Posted: November 13, 2016 at 11:21 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Regulation

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has declared that the Federal Government will not revoke the privatization of the power sector carried out three years ago, despite stringent calls by several influential interest groups to revoke the exercise. The Minister who spoke at the 5th European Union (EU) – Nigeria Business Forum […]

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NERC Commends Benue Govt for Settling Electricity Bills by MDAs

Posted: November 13, 2016 at 11:03 pm   /   Discos, Government, Regulation

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has commended the Benue State Government for settling electricity bills issued by the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) on the state’s ministries, departments and agencies. Acting Chairman, Dr. Anthony Akah, mni, gave this commendation at the inauguration of the Makurdi Forum Office and he advised other states to emulate […]

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NERC warns DISCOs on Manipulated Data and Poor Metering

Posted: April 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm   /   Discos, Government, NERC, Regulation

Declares 403, 255 meters installed by 11 DISCOs in 2 years The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) on Tuesday warned that manipulated data with regards to meter installation, submitted to it by the electricity distribution companies would be treated as criminal acts; even as it berated the companies over poor implementation of their metering plans. […]

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NERC Reports Improvements in Power Generation, Warns DISCOs Against Arbitrary Billing of Customers

Posted: March 7, 2016 at 10:46 pm   /   Discos, Gen. Biz, Gencos, Government, Ministry of Power, NERC, Regulation, TCN

The electricity industry regulator, NERC, has reported a steady increase in power generation into the National Grid following the completion of repair work on the damaged gas facilities. Accordingly, electricity supply in the national grid is now ramping up as it attains 4, 387 megawatts peak generation as at Friday, March 4, 2016 with a […]

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