NERC develops new guidelines for connection, disconnection procedure

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has developed new guidelines on connection and disconnection in the electricity service industry, The Guardian reports.

NERC in the new order titled: “Order on Timeline to Facilitate Grid Connection,” signed by the vice Chairman, Sanusi Garba, and Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Enforcement, Dafe Akpeneye, said it has commenced the process of developing a regulation taking into account the input from some electricity distribution licencees that would facilitate the timelines for getting connected accordingly.

It has therefore set June 1, 2017, as the minimum timelines, for all distribution licencees to strictly adhere to the new rule in connecting customers to the distribution network. According to NERC, it has come to the notice of the Commission that the former regulation did not set benchmarks stipulating the procedures, timelines and costs for new electricity connections from a customer to his nearest distribution company network.