FG Hikes Electricity Tariff by 50%

By Francis Etuko

Abuja (Precise Post) – The through the Electricity Regulatory , (NERC), has approved over 50 per cent hike in payable by customers of the 11 Distribution Companies, (DisCos).

Precise Post recalls that this is coming just two months after it finally implemented a much opposed hike in November 2020.

According to a revised Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO) signed by the new of NERC, Engr. Sanusi Garba, on December 30, 2020, and sighted Tuesday, the new tariff increase took effect on January 1, 2021, and supersedes the previous Order NERC/2028/2020.

In the new Order NERC/225/2020, the said it considered the 14.9% rate rise in November 2020, of N379.4/$1 as of December 29, 2020, available generation capacity, US rate of 1.22% and the Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) of the firms to raise the tariff.

The revised Service Based Tariff (SBT) also saw increase in the rates payable by all classes of electricity users unlike the one of November 2020, that exempted low getters.

This is effective till June 2021 while a Cost Reflective Tariff (CRT) expected to raise the new cost higher will be activated from June to December 2021, the NERC Order revealed.

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