Electricity Commission says new tariff will ensure improved services

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Tuesday said that the new electricity tariff regime would ensure improved services to consumers.

Eyo Ekpo, NERC Commissioner for Marketing, Competition and Rates, gave the assurance in Lagos.

He said that billing under the new tariff regime would be based on locations because tariff clarifications have shown that energy consumption differs from one location to the other.

Mr. Ekpo said that the current poor supply of electricity would be a thing of the past with the numerous power projects embarked upon by the Federal Government.

He said that efforts are on to shore-up transparency in the billing system through a massive metering programme to be undertaken by distribution companies.

According to Mr. Ekpo, a Metering Requirement Committee is currently going around the country to ensure transparency of the billing system.

“We promise to implement a report on what can be done to enhance transparency in billing and metering across the country.

“We are committed to ensuring that the new tariff regime thrives in an environment of greater transparency and accountability by all parties,” he said.

Mr. Ekpo urged Nigerians to appreciate the current administration’s commitment to turn around the power sector.

He promised that consumers would see positive shift in electricity generation, distribution and service delivery in future. The new electricity tariff regime will begin on June 1.



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