May 28, 2024

NERC Sanctions Abuja Electricity Distribution Commission With N200 Million For Violating New Tariff Order

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NERC Sanctions Abuja Electricity Distribution Commission With N200 Million For Violating New Tariff Order

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has fined the Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC) ₦200m for violating a new tariff order.

“The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) has taken enforcement action against the Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (“AEDC”) for non-compliance with the Supplementary Order to the April 2024 Multi-Year Tariff Order 2024 for AEDC (the ‘Order’),” NERC said in a Friday statement.

“AEDC has been fined N200,000,000 (Two Hundred Million Naira) for failure to comply with the prescribed customer band classifications for the tariff billing.
This decision follows a detailed review and customer feedback, which revealed that AEDC had applied the new tariff to all customer bands, contrary to the Order, which was designed to ensure fair billing practices.”

It also mandated AEDC to “Reimburse all customers in Bands B, C, D and E respectively that were billed above the allowed customer categories/tariff bands provided in the Order.

“Reimburse through the provision of the balance of customer tokens that the affected customers would be entitled to receive at the applicable rates and all token reimbursements shall be issued to the affected customers by 11 April 2024,” it said.

“Pay the sum of N200,000,000.00 (Two Hundred Million Naira) as a fine for the flagrant breach of the Commission’s Order.

“File evidence of compliance with the directives in a & c with the Commission by 12 April 2024.”

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