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PRESS RELEASE ON THE NERC ORDER ON UNAUTHORISED ACCESS, METER TAMPERING AND BY-PASS

PRESS RELEASE ON THE NERC ORDER ON UNAUTHORISED ACCESS, METER TAMPERING AND BY-PASS

 

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued an ORDER ON UNAUTHORISED ACCESS, METER TAMPERING AND BY-PASS.

 

The order stipulates the charges applicable as it relates to the cost of reconnection onto the EKEDP network after disconnection due to unauthorized access.

 

Customers disconnected for unauthorized access (i.e. self-reconnection, meter tampering and bypass and so on) will have to pay the corresponding reconnection cost for their meter category.

 

Find below the schedule of the charges.

 

1. ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES:

    CUSTOMER CLASS                      ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES (N)

1. Single Phase Residential                                      1,500

2. Three Phase Residential                                       3,000

3. Single Phase Commercial                                     3,000

4. Three Phase Commercial                                      6,000

5. MD LV Residential                                                 7,500

6. MD HT Residential                                                 7,500

7. MD LV Commercial/Industrial                                 7,500

8. MD HT Commercial/Industrial                              15,000

 

2. RECONNECTION COST:

RECONNECTION CHARGES FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS

 

    CUSTOMER CLASS                                          INITIAL INCIDENT(N)                       SUBSEQUENT INCIDENTS (N)         

1. Single Phase Residential                                              50,000                                                          75,000

2. Three Phase Residential                                             100,000                                                        150,000

3. Single Phase Commercial                                             50,000                                                          75,000

4. Three Phase Commercial                                            100,000                                                        100,000

5. MD Meters                                                             300% of the last                                              450% of the last 

                                                           authorized recorded monthly consumption         authorized recorded monthly consumption

 

Please note that a customer disconnected for unauthorized access is liable to pay a total reconnection cost equals

(a) + (b) + (c):

a. Loss of Revenue for the unauthorized consumption by

     paying back bills

b. Administrative charges as shown in (1)

c. Reconnection charges as shown in (2)

 

 

 

Signed,

Management.