NERC to sanction electricity companies over meters provision to customers

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says it will sanction DISCOs which fail to meter electricity customers in their networks before Feb. 28, 2017, Premium Times reports.

NERC in a statement on its website said that sanctioning of the defaulting DISCOs would begin on March 1. It stated that the envisaged sanction was sequel to the initial directives by NERC and the moratorium period given to DISCOs to meter consumers. It said it had in June 2016 after consultation with the operators, directed DISCOs to conclude metering of all customers before Nov. 30, 2016.

According to NERC, the commission at the expiration of that notice granted three months moratorium which will expire February 28, 2017 to enable the DISCOs effectively execute the metering deployment plan for customers. It stated that any electricity customer yet to be metered as at February 28, 2017 should report to the commission through any of its Forum Offices in all the states of the federation.