02 Nov Discos alert customers of new tariff
Without any formal announcement, some Discos have alerted their customers on the resumption of the revised rates, indicating Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has communicated the new order to them.
Abuja and Ikeja Discos are among those that have effected the revised tariff. A statement from one of them said: “This is to inform our customers that with effect from 1st November 2020, AEDC has effected a revised Service Reflective Tariff as approved by the regulatory agency.
“Customers on the prepaid platform will be the first to experience the revised tariff when they vend from Sunday, 1st November 2020, while the revised tariff will reflect in the bills for customers on the post-paid platform when they receive their electricity bill.”
The federal government, through the NERC, had, on September 28 directed the suspension of the Service-Based Tariff structure, which was earlier approved for the Distribution Companies (Discos), following opposition from organised labour and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
However, after negotiations with labour, the tariffs for customer categories D and E, with a power supply of fewer than 12 hours daily, remain frozen, while band A will have a 10 per cent reduction from the initial September 1 rate.
Customers under band B will enjoy 10.5 per cent reduction while those in band C will get up to 30 per cent discount.