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Nigerian Govt Increases Electricity Tariffs

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The Federal Government, by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has accredited the speedy evaluation of electrical energy tariffs throughout the nation.

NERC introduced this in a sequence of paperwork obtained by Channels Television on Saturday.

The paperwork dated December 31, 2019, have been collectively signed by the NERC Chairman, Joseph Momoh, in addition to the Commissioner for Legal, License, and Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye.

A evaluation of the brand new quantity to be paid by numerous classes of electrical energy shoppers signifies a rise that ranges from 59.7 per cent to 77.6 per cent.

Consumers categorized as residential (R1) have been, nonetheless, excluded from the evaluation because the N4 per kWh they pay was left unchanged.

The growth affected the 11 Distribution Companies (DISCOs) unfold throughout the nation corresponding to Abuja DISCO, Benin DISCO, Enugu DISCO, and Eko DISCO.

Others are Ibadan DISCO, Ikeja DISCO, Jos DISCO, Kaduna DISCO, Kano DISCO, Port Harcourt DISCO, and Yola DISCO.

According to the newest order, the brand new quantity to pay varies amongst classes of electrical energy shoppers corresponding to residential, business, industrial, particular, and lighting.

A majority of Nigerians fall within the class of residential shoppers who’re these utilizing singe section and three-phase meters, in addition to electrical energy consumption of about 50 kWh in premises with flats solely for residential functions.

Those categorised underneath business are shoppers who use premises for any objective aside from solely as residence or as a manufacturing unit for manufacturing items, whereas the commercial shoppers are those that use their premises for manufacturing items, together with welding and ironmonger.

Similarly, these concerned in agriculture aside from agro-allied enterprises concerned in processing, water boards, and spiritual homes, amongst others are categorised as particular electrical energy shoppers.

NERC defined that the brand new order was based mostly on the precise adjustments in macroeconomic variables in technology capability as at October 31, 2019.

It added that the order was based mostly on the change charges of N306.9 plus one per cent premium which is about N309.97 to the greenback and gasoline worth of $2.50 per million metric tons BTU and gasoline transportation price of $0.80 per MMBTU.

See the breakdown of the reviewed quantity to be paid by numerous classes of shoppers of their respective states under:


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