Electrical energy shoppers start fee of revised tariffs
Electrical energy Distribution Firms (DisCos) on Sunday commenced implementation of revised electrical energy tariffs.
The revised tariffs are based mostly on the choice of the technical committee set as much as assessment the September 1 cost-reflective tariffs, whose implementation was quickly halted after organised Labour threatened nationwide strike.
The Committee is headed by Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo. Labour is represented on the panel by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Deputy President Joe Ajaero.
The controversial September 1 tariffs have now been slashed with reductions granted.
Nigeria Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (NERC) Chairman Prof. James Momoh, confirmed that the Fee had accepted a brand new Multi-Yr Tariff Order (MYTO) assessment for the 11 DisCos.
The brand new regime of tariffs grants reductions as follows: Band class C 31 per cent, Band B 10.5 per cent and Band A ten per cent.
In keeping with him, the Overview Committee met until 3.00am on Saturday, the place it was agreed that the agreed phrases ought to take impact from yesterday.
The NERC boss mentioned Bands E and D are frozen.
Momoh mentioned: “We signed off on it yesterday (Saturday). It has been completed the best way the individuals on the federal government facet and the labour unions facet agreed.
“We have now simply written it in a really clear time period in order that the DisCos will perceive their tasks, and prospects will achieve entry to it and know that that is the agreed place. They need to know that that is the place signed-off yesterday (Saturday) to take impact from November 1.
Giving a breakdown of how shoppers can pay, the Ikeja Electrical energy mentioned final evening: “With the revised tariff regime, Non-MD prospects in Band A, with a minimal of 20 hours every day will now pay N51.22/Kwh. Band B prospects with minimal of 16 hours every day can be charged N46.93/Kwh; whereas Band C prospects with a minimal of 12 hours every day can be charged N37.95/Kwh.
“Prospects in Bands D and E, with minimal of eight hours and 4 hours per day, respectively, aren’t impacted by the tariff revision. Their SRT tariffs have been frozen and consequently, they are going to proceed to be charged the previous tariff previous to the introduction of the SRT.
“Pay as you go Meter prospects in Bands A – C, who vend from November 1, 2020 can be charged the brand new tariff whereas similar can be carried out for Postpaid prospects in these bands, through the November billing cycle.”
Different Discos yesterday introduced the graduation of the agreed new tariffs.
The Abuja Electrical energy Distribution Firm (AEDC) mentioned with impact from 1st November 2020, AEDC had effected a revised Service Reflective Tariff as accepted by the regulatory company.
“Prospects on the pre-paid platform would be the first to expertise the revised tariff after they vend from Sunday, 1st November 2020, whereas the revised tariff will mirror within the payments for patrons on the postpaid platform after they obtain their electrical energy invoice.
“The tariff is split into 5 Bands and based mostly on hours of provide to the shoppers. Whereas prospects on Bands D & E have their tariff frozen, these on Bands A, B & C will see some degree of discount of their tariff as they vend.
“AEDC assures her prospects that it’ll, in step with the spirit and letter of the service reflective tariff, make sure that all prospects obtain high quality service. We’re additionally dedicated to the advance of service to prospects in all our franchise space.
‘We, nevertheless, enchantment to prospects to please see this tariff regime as a possibility for them to hitch palms with AEDC to hurry up the method of bettering the standard of service within the Nigerian energy sector.”
The Enugu Electrical energy Distribution Firm (EEDC), the Kaduna Electrical energy Distribution Firm (KEDCO), the Jos Electrical energy Distribution Firm (JEDC), the Port Harcourt Electrical energy Distribution Firm (PHEDC) – all mentioned that they had begin implementation of the revised tariffs.
However the Ibadan Electrical energy Distribution Firm (IBEDC), mentioned it was but to revert to the brand new worth. Its spokesman Busolami Tunwase mentioned prospects can be notified “after we wish to begin”.
Normal Supervisor, Company Communications, Eko Electrical energy Distribution Firm (EKEDC), Godwin Idemudia, mentioned: “Once we had been advised to revert to the earlier tariff, we complied. So if there’s a new directive to implement one other tariff price, we’ve no selection than to conform.”
NLC confirmed that the revised charges had been agreed upon . NLC Deputy President Ajaero who can be Normal Secretary, Nationwide Union of Electrical energy Staff, nevertheless warned that ought to energy Distribution Firms refuse to mirror what was agreed on the final assembly between labour and authorities, “it signifies that negotiations have collapsed”.
He mentioned: “If they are saying they will implement what we agreed it’s not a narrative but when they’re say they will do one other factor, by the point they do it, it is best to count on a response from labour. That one doesn’t require any session right here and there. They may get it.
“Allow us to watch them to now go opposite to the interim report however that one remains to be interim as a result of we wish to get to the foundation of all this. Ought to they go and refuse to mirror what we’ve agreed so. We’ll return to the place pre-discussion with authorities.”
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