Confusion as Disco announces tariff increase, NERC silent.
Written by crest887fm on August 29, 2021
There was confusion on Saturday over the increase in electricity tariff after a document allegedly released by Eko Electricity Distribution Company claimed that the power sector regulator had approved tariff hike.
Efforts to get the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to react to the document were abortive, as the spokesperson for the agency, Usman Arabi, refused to pick calls.
He also did not reply a text message sent to him by news men
Although Eko Disco later denied the document, it had allegedly informed its customers earlier that the NERC had directed Discos to increase tariff beginning from September 1, 2021.
In the document, with reference 023/EKEDP/GMCLR/0025/2021, dated August 25, 2021, it was alleged that the Disco officially informed its customers on the decision of upward tariff adjustment effective from September 1, 2021.
In the notice to power users with meters, the Disco allegedly said, “For metered customers with internal vending arrangements, we urge you to adjust the rates accordingly to reflect the new tariff increase as released by NERC.”