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Saturday, May 11, 2019

NERC Says ''Don’t Pay For Electricity After 2 Weeks Of Outage''

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has asked Nigerians not to pay for meter service charge and the electricity bill if there is outage for more than two weeks.

NERC said that the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) regulation has stopped the electricity Distribution Companies from collecting energy and service charges after two weeks of power outage.

Its chairman, Prof. James Momoh, broke the news at the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) launch of the MAP in Abuja on Friday.

The General Manager, Finance and Management Services, Abudukadir Shetima, who represented the Chairman, said that with the MAP regulation, the meters must be installed not later than 10 days after payment.

According to him, should the DisCo refuse to replace a malfunctioning meter after two days, the customer is not expected to make any payment. He said that NERC, DisCos and the customers have their deadline to provide the meters to the customers at the required time.

He said the regulation was designed in a manner that regards the consumer as the king in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) value chain. The customer, he said, is expected to have the best services.

From Daily Post


  1. The question is what is their definition of "2weeks outage":
    Is it
    1. 2weeks complete outage
    2. 2weeks with less than 5mins a day
    3. 2weeks with less than than 2hrs per week.

    This is still verge. If I get 2mins power in each week will I hv to pay. Ow will the 2was be calculated consecutively or randomly. They might just have said we will get power 1wk on 1 week off. These guys don't think at all.

  2. This is a good one, this can work if we believe.

  3. I am not understanding.
    What of we that use prepaid meters?

  4. Story!! No pay when IE disconnect you before NERC will intervene another 2 wks go pass

  5. What of Camp extension Steel Town 3 Ovwian Aladja Delta Steel Company in Warri Delta State that hasnt had light now for 5 YEARS STRAIGHT? Its a terrible shame living in this country. Imagine running generator for 5 YEARS! Pure Evil.
    This Government is a sham. PHED is evil, AEDC is evil and wicked. Try as the people have, the evil PHED has refused to give DSC light. Can they and their families live without light for 5 YEARS? A whole steel producing company with hospital, schools, people etc no light for 5 YEARS! MAY GOD PUNISH THE FAMILIES OF ALL INVOLVED AND THEIR ENTIRE GENERATION. THE SWEAT, TEARS, FRUSTRATION AND MONEY WASTED BECAUSE OF THIS INJUSTICE, WILL BE TAKEN FROM THOSE INVOLVED A ZILLION TIMES TILL THEIR GENERATION IS WIPED OUT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


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