SportsDay - Africa's Elite Sports Daily
A place where you need to follow for what happening in world cup

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Electricity tariff hike: NERC reveals customers to be affected by new price

0 19

- Advertisement -

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has approved an increase of electricity tariff to N225 ($0.15) per kilowatt-hour from N68. This is a 300 percent hike and takes effect from April 1, 2024.

However, it will be for urban consumers, also known as Band A consumers in the country.

The Vice Chairman of NERC, Musiliu Oseni, made this announcement in Abuja

Accordingly, power distribution companies, DisCos, are allowed to raise electricity tariff to N225 ($0.15) per kilowatt-hour from April 1.

- Advertisement -

Also, Oseni clarified that the rate increase will only affect 15 percent of the electricity customers in the country.

Read Also: 2027: Merger can’t truncate Tinubu’s 8 years, Akpabio’s Senate Presidency – Nabena

Oseni also revealed that the 15 percent customers consume 40 percent of the nation’s electricity.

Band A

- Advertisement -

NERC Service-Based Tariff, SBT, scheme classifies consumers based on the number of hours of electricity supply per day.

SBT, introduced on the 1st of November 2020, classifies consumers into Bands A to E as follows:

    Band A: Minimum of 20 Hours

    Band B: Minimum of 16 Hours

- Advertisement -

    Band C: Minimum of 12 Hours

    Band D: Minimum of 8 Hours

    Band E: Minimum of 4 Hours

We will bring you more details on the current electricity tariff hike as they come.

- Advertisement -

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

- Advertisement -

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More