Metering, estimated billing, service interruption top customer complaints in Q1, says NERC
In the first quarter of 2018, complaints by customers in the power sector were dominated by issues bordering on metering, estimated billing and service interruption, among others.
ANED says it has right to protect Discos
The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) has told the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) it has legal backing to protect interests of the Distribution Companies (DisCos).
Resetting power port-privatisation market
As the five-year Performance Agreement, which the 11 electricity distribution companies (DisCos), elapses in November, experts have called on the Federal Government to reset the market, and initiate a new set of agreements with the investors, if Nigeria’s desire for a stable and efficient power sector is to be achieved.
Nigerians waiting for 2019 to erase memories of haunting nightmare
• Okorocha has one year to change Dr. Sam Amadi, the immediate past chairman of Nigria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), in this interview examines challenges facing electricity generation and distribution in Nigeria. He says the problems facing the power sector are proving intractable due to politicisation. He spoke to LEO SOBECHi, (Assistant Politics Editor) Is…
NERC orders Discos to refund monies paid under CAPMI scheme
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the electricity distribution companies (Discos) to refund all monies collected from consumers for meters under the scrapped Credited Advanced Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) scheme.
NERC confirms metering of 3.434 million customers
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has identified metering as a key challenge facing the power sector, as a little over 3.434 million (about 42 per cent) of the over 8.135 million registered electricity customers have been metered as at the end of the first quarter (Q1) 2018.
Ajaokuta Steel, foreigners owe power sector N12.2 billion
The Ajaokuta Steel Company and other international customers owe the power sector N12.2b, according to the 2018 first quarter report of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Corporation (NERC). NERC disclosed yesterday that in the period under review, invoices issued to foreign customers (CEB/SAKETE and NIGELEC) and special customer (Ajaokuta) stood at N12.2b, but payments were not…
Power sector fortunes dwindle amid high expectations
Inadequate gas supply, transmission bottlenecks and limited distribution networks are currently the major setbacks faced by the power sector, not leaving out the liquidity challenge in the electricity industry, with particular emphasis on the poor remittance by the power distribution companies ...
Ondo south plans fresh protest against disconnection from national grid
“We are not afraid to demand for our right, and fairness, after 10 years of excruciating outage, despite having a power plant on our soil that supplies electricity to Ikeja in Lagos State, Ogun, Benin and Delta states. It is injustice that we the host communities have remained in perpetual darkness.”
Engineers seek solution to metering problems
Worried by public outcry over the issue of metering in Nigeria, engineers under the umbrella of Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) have called for immediate solution to the problem. This was coming at the heels of new plans by the Nigeria Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) to address issues bordering on metering in the sector. Speaking at…
NERC moves to address metering problems
Nigeria Electricity Regulation commission (NERC) has unveiled its plans to address issues bordering on metering in the sector. The Assistant General Manager, Networks and Engineering Standards, Engr. Tasiu Gidari-Wudil, made this known at a workshop organized by the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Apapa branch, on Thursday. With the theme ‘Effective Metering in Nigeria: A…