DON’T BUY METERS, OTHER ASSETS FO DISCOs, NEC WANS CONSUMERS

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The Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (NERC) has warned electrical power prospects in Nigeria in opposition to searching for companies for the Electrical energy Distribution Firms DISCOs.

In a press release obtained by Sweetcrude, NERC, mentioned: “The eye of the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (NERC) has been drawn to the persevering with apply of some electrical power distribution companies (DisCos) of forcing purchasers to spend cash on the alternative of distribution infrastructure akin to scenario for the estuation of electrical energy present”. It mentioned “The Fee had earlier issued a “Regulation for Funding in Electrical energy Community” Whereby purchasers desirous of Intervening throughout the restoration of Power present would possibly spend cash on the provision of provides and arrange. The regulation presents that such an association ought to on a regular basis be on the thought of an executed “Mission Settlement “between the purchasers a distribution agency throughout which the charge and the mechanism for restoration of the funding are mutually agreed between the events.

On this regard, prospects are hereby requested to report any electrical energy distribution firm that has engaged throughout the apply of forcing purchasers to offer provides and /or arrange as a precondition for offering or restoring electrical energy provide.

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The attention of the Fee has moreover been drawn o the current apply of some electrical energy distribution companies embarking on the removing of meters from purchasers’ premises purportedly on the regulator’s directive that every one meter which was in use for larger than 10 years needs to be phased out”

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The charge has issued no such directives to the licenses and no metered purchaser must be transferred to “estimated billing” on the premise that meters in use for larger than 10 years are dysfunctional. All licenses ought to, henceforth, adhere to the PART 111, SECTION 3,5,2 of the metering system fault occurs, the Distributor shall current urgent metering companies to restore or trade the metering system as rapidly as it is practicable and in any event inside two working days of the Distributor discovering that the fault exists”.

It continued, “On this regard, purchasers are hereby requested to report any electrical power distribution agency that has continued with the decommissioning of meters with out prompt substitute.

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Furthermore, the attention of the charge has been drawn to the follow of some electrical power distribution companies insisting on the charge of all glorious electrical power cash owed as a precondition for the acquisition of electrical power meters beneath the Meter Asset Supplier (MAP) Rules.

“The Fee is devoted to expediting a closures of the metering gap throughout the Nigerian Electrical energy Provide Trade, thus eliminating the current unwarranted apply of “estimated billing” In response to purchaser complaints regarding the issuance of estimated electrical energy payments and pending the arrange of the estimated over 5million fashions of meters, the Fee shall rapidly prescribe a cap representing the utmost amount {{that a}} DisCo   would possibly value an unmetered purchaser.”

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Queenta N. Duru Irukahttp://www.evergreennewsonline.com
A certified Senior Reporter/Advert Executive Evergreennewoline, Creative Writer/Graphic Designer/Political Analysts/ Entrepreneur & Fashionista

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