COVID-19: NERC Issues Service Continuity Order

Abuja (Precise Post) – The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued a directive tagged “Directive on Continuity of Service in NESI” to all operators in the electricity industry with a view to ensuring that their respective service continuity plans are activated immediately.

The commission in a statement said the decision was in consideration of adverse impact of the current movement restrictions as part of the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In this regard, NERC has constituted a ‘NESI Situation Room’ led by the Commissioners, top management staff of the Commission and the System Operator with the objective of mitigating the risk of service disruptions in the electricity industry.

The plans prescribed by the commission include contingency arrangements to accommodate essential staff on-site; health and isolation facilities for a localised outbreak of COVID-19; provision of vital resources including food, medicals, and other essentials; emergency sourcing of essential spare parts and consumables; monitoring of critical assets and other infrastructure; arrangement for early clearance of technical faults and alternative channels for engaging with customers.

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