Get Disco’s Approval Before Buying Transformers- NERC
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 for anybody to bypass the laws guiding the operation of the sector as contained in the Act for the privatization of the power sector by the government.
He said the sector may be facing problems such as metering, transformers, and other key components, but it did not give customers the right to do whatever they liked.
He said there are laws, which NERC, the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Bulk Trading Company (NBET), the power generation companies (Gencos), electricity distribution companies and other critical stakeholders in the value chain must comply with for the growth of the sector, adding that actions that are contrary to this, amount to disobedience. He advised that Discos and the customers need to work together to solve problems as partners for mutual benefits and progress of our communities.