NERC verifies power firms’ data over metering deadline


The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, on Thursday, said it had commenced the compilation and verification of data from electricity distribution companies following the expiration of the deadline given to them to meter all maximum demand customers, The Punch reports.

NERC had in December 1, 2016 extended the deadline given to the Discos to conclude the metering of all maximum demand customers in their networks by three months, saying it would commence regulatory action against any defaulting firm from March 1, 2017, a day after the deadline expired.

The Vice Chairman, NERC, Mr. Sanusi Garuba said, “The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has started collation and verification of data submitted by the electricity distribution companies on their level of compliance. “This is to be followed with enforcement action in accordance with the law. Meanwhile, maximum demand customers are heavy users of electricity, usually with their dedicated transformers.”