Tag: DISCOs

FG extends suspension of new electricity tariff by 1 week

Abdul Jimoh- October 12, 2020

The Federal Government has extended the suspension of the new electricity tariff by one week. Prof. James Momoh, Chairman, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said ... Read More

New electricity tariff exploitative, consumers tell NERC

Abdul Jimoh- September 10, 2020

Some electricity consumers across the country, on Thursday, claimed that the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) were not adhering to the terms of the new tariff ... Read More

Buhari Directs Mass Metering to End Estimated Billing

Olisa- August 27, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the commencement of a nationwide mass-metering programme as part efforts to put an end to estimated and arbitrary billing for ... Read More

Remittance Directive: 6 DisCos May Evade NERC’s Sanction

Henry Solomon- December 15, 2019

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says six out of eight Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have complied or substantially complied with the approved minimum remittance ... Read More

House of Representatives Turn Their Searchlight on DISCOs Excessive Charges

Tanimu- June 28, 2018

Turaki Hassan, Abuja: The House of Representatives under the leadership of Hon Yakubu Dogara has commenced an investigation into allegations of excessive electricity charges being ... Read More

Electricity customers urge DISCOs to strive to install pre-paid meters

inno.korie- April 19, 2018

Electricity consumers in the South-East have urged electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to strive to install pre-paid meters to all consumers to check over-billing and estimated ... Read More

TCN Commissions Capacitor Bank to Improve Electricity Voltage in Abuja

Henry Solomon- April 12, 2018

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has commissioned a 60MVAR Capacitor Bank at the Apo 132/33Kv substation to improve quality and voltage of electricity supply ... Read More

Wanton Billing, Group Disconnection of Electricity, Violates Consumers’ Rights – CPC

Henry Solomon- March 1, 2018

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) said  on Thursday that arbitrary billing and group disconnection of electricity consumers, without consideration for those paying their bills, constituted ... Read More

NSCDC, DISCOs, partner to combat vandalism of electrical installations

inno.korie- July 16, 2017

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) are collaborating to fight vandalism of electricity installations in the country. The ... Read More

DisCos ready to end estimated billing of non-MD customers -ANED

inno.korie- June 19, 2017

The Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors (ANED) has assured the non-Maximum Demand (MD) customers or residential customers that it is intensifying plans to provide meters ... Read More

DisCos To End Estimated Billing As Metering Plan Intensifies – Association

Abdul Jimoh- June 18, 2017

DisCos to end estimated billing as metering plan intensifies – Association The Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors (ANED) has assured the non-Maximum Demand (MD) customers ... Read More

Power Sector Begin Efforts To Tackle Energy Theft

Henry Solomon- May 14, 2017

Efforts to curb the incidence of energy theft in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) is being intensified with the on going investigation of the ... Read More

FG Commits N702B To Solve Debilitating Power Sector Liquidity

Henry Solomon- March 5, 2017

As a first step towards solving the debilitating liquidity problem in the Power Sector, the Federal Government is committing up to N702 Billion to the ... Read More

FG Records Progress In Addressing liquidity In Power Sector & Ending Pipeline Vandalism

Henry Solomon- February 14, 2017

Progress has been reported on steps being taken by the Federal Government to address the issue of liquidity in the Power Sector just as the ... Read More

Fashola Warns DISCOS, ‘Stop Blackmailing The Federal Government’

Henry Solomon- November 22, 2016

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola warned DISCOS to stop blackmailing the Federal Government The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. ... Read More

Meter Manufacturers In Nigeria Complain Of Low Patronage

Henry Solomon- June 20, 2016

  The Electricity Meter Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (EMMAN) on Monday complained of low patronage by electricity distribution companies (DISCOS), saying this could result in ... Read More

NNPC Commissions Four Gas Power Projects to Boost Electricity Supply Across Nigeria

Arowobusoye Samuel- June 14, 2016

HOPE RISES ON INCREMENTAL POWER SUPPLY AS NNPC ANNOUNCES FORECASTED COMPLETION, COMMISSIONING OF FOUR GAS PROJECTS ·HAKEEM BELLO (Abuja): As Transmission Company of Nigeria completes 20 ... Read More

Fashola advises DISCOs to patronise local meter manufacturers

inno.korie- June 13, 2016

  Made In Nigeria Prepayment Meter The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Monday advised Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to patroni se ... Read More

Senate Intervenes on Debts Owed GENCOs by FG

Arowobusoye Samuel- April 15, 2016

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has mandated the Senate Committee on Power to liaise with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Federal Ministry of ... Read More

NERC To Hold DISCOS Responsible On Estimated Bills, Ask Consumers To Report Over Billing

Henry Solomon- April 7, 2016

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday asked consumers whose Distribution Companies (DISCOS) over-billed them through estimated bills to complain with valid documents to ... Read More