Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Nigerian Electricity Regulator, NERC, directs Nigerians without prepaid meters to stop paying bills

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Nigerian Electricity Regulator, NERC, directs Nigerians without prepaid meters to stop paying bills

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has reminded electricity consumers not provided with prepared meters by March 1 to stop paying electric bills presented by Distribution Companies (DISCOs) on the basis of estimated billing methodology.



The commission also ordered the DISCOs not to disconnect any such customer that refuses to pay the bills and further advised such customers to report to the commission if disconnected.

NERC gave the directive on Wednesday in a statement on its website and said it was part of its sanctioning of defaulting DISCOs who failed to provide meters for its customers before the March 1 deadline.

In line with its mandate of protecting the rights of customers, NERC had in June 2016 after consultation with the operators, directed DISCOs to conclude metering of all customers before November 30, 2016.

According to NERC, the commission at the expiration of that notice, granted three months moratorium which expired on March 1, to enable the DISCOs effectively execute the metering deployment plan for MD customers.
According to the statement, the sanction was sequel to the expiration of the initial directives by NERC and the moratorium period given to DISCOs to meter consumers.

“A directive was issued to distribution companies by the Commission in June 2016 for all MD customers to be metered by 30 November 2016.

“The Commission received appeals on compliance deadline from distribution companies prior to the expiration of the 30 November 2016 deadline. The deadline was extended to 1 March 2017 after consideration of appeals received from distribution companies.

“Upon due consideration of facts above and the expiration of the compliance deadline granted to distribution companies on the metering of MD customers; the Commission hereby directs as follows –

1. Any MD customer that was not metered by 1 March 2017 shall not pay any electricity bill presented by a distribution company on the basis of estimated billing methodology and these customers are advised to report this to the Commission.

2. No distribution company shall disconnect any MD customer that was not metered by 1 March 2017 on the basis of the customer’s refusal to pay a bill issued after the compliance deadline on the basis of estimated billing methodology.

3. Any MD customer that was not metered by 1 March 2017 should notify the Commission directly.”

Source: Premium Times

30 comments:

Lateesha Pasteries Ajjah Lagos - 07032392414 said...

On Point 👏👏👏👏👏

Anonymous said...

When last I carry eyes see that thing them dey call meter sef

Miss Ess said...

Ghen ghen

esohjay said...

Who need NEPA when there is solar and inverter. NEPA can go to hell for all I care.


Am liable for what I say not what you understand

Blackberry said...

Simple, help urselves.

kingsluv said...

If I hear.

Na for Lagos or developed cities that one fit happen. Make I hear say we no go pay any bill for aba, na transformer dem go off.

Na we 'meterless' customers de generate better money for dem.

miss Aboki the great said...

Nice one. muched for future use. hehehehhe

Intelligentsia princess said...

Ofovokoh...
What of people that personally refused to accept the prepaid meter? Infact people in my compound almost ate my landlord raw the day he brought NEPA guys to fix it for us. Trust students now we cause serious gbegee day faithful day...but now I don't know our fate anymore.
Lemme go and inform them the latest development, so that we strategize ahead of my landlord and NEPA guys.

lami said...

Good

SANDY YO said...

Good stuff! Theres nothing as good as having your own meter(pay as you go). I see where people that dont have meter complain bitterly about the outrageous bill being brought to them at the end of every month, so its really a good directive if they will act accordingly.

SANDY YO said...

Loool!

Istanbul said...

Prepaid metre only works in lagos

***Shiny Boss*** said...

Those people don't follow all these...o if you don't pay your bills you will be disconnected

kowmah said...

How do we report ohhhh,I still have no pre paid, intact no one has...

AGELESS T said...

One day, you will so need 'NEPA'. Solar and inverters don't last forever. They are meant to be Plan B.

I'm talking from experience.

Miss Ess said...

I wish this news would go viral because those nepa officials that comese to disconnect light no send you at all. Speak English from now till tomorrow that this is what is said, they don't care.

Aidearest said...

I 'yinmu'. Na so dem go dey talk. The truth is some corrupt officials prefer the estimated bill to the meter. There r some houses that give 1k monthly. That one na for the pocket of those nepa boys wey dey carry ladder. May God fix it

Gold Taken said...

lmho!!!!

St.FranKooL.... said...

#You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life*

Rhoda Rex said...

My dear... Mtchewq

AbaMade said...

Gbam Aba Nepa go frustrate that plan die. At least we have steady light in my area

Queen Kayan said...

Pls where is there office . I want to go and report them on monday. They disconnected me on Friday after paying 32k for last month .... Pls help with information

sholetoga said...

If this is true, Ikeja Electric be notified........lol.....no more payment until you people install prepaid meter.........okay now.....

OmoBee said...

I have no business with NEPA!

Anonymous said...

Not true though, have had prepaid meter in our house in Enugu for years now. It's honestly the best thing, no outrageous estimated bill, only pay what you use and it makes you learn how to conserve electricity.

Arsenal Firstlady said...

Stella may God bless for this information. The kind of outrageous bills nepa is giving to apartment, gives me sleepless night. Imagine giving only 2 self contain apartment #28,900 in just one month. Pls where can i locate their office in Port Harcourt to lay my complain?

Ferida said...

This is for MD customers o and not residential customers like you and I

ukwu dimond said...

Dope

Zenny Amaz0n said...

Where is there office in Enugu please?

Anonymous said...

Free light for all. Lol they enjoy giving estimated bills, that's where they steal from..

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