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The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission ((NERC) on Thursday approved increment in electricity tariff to be paid by consumers.

The increase in tariff rates followed request by the six Distribution companies covering the six geopolitical zones of the country.

The increase is at the backdrop of epileptic power supply occasioned by frequent national grid collapse with attendant outcries by Nigerians. adsbygoogle || []).push({});">

CAPITAL POST recalled that the DisCos currently operating in Nigeria are: “Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC); Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC); Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC); Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC); Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC); Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC)”.

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In the official document which was yet to be circulated by NERC showed that the new tariff took effect from January 1, 2022 but the new rate is from February 2022.

In the document titled: “This regulatory instrument shall be cited as Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO-2022) for Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company Plc (PHED”), NERC based the increase on the Performance Improvement Plans of the DisCos and indices such as gas price, inflation, exchange rate, US inflation rate and available generation capacity.

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This was contained in the commission’s Order No: NERC/304/2021, which chairman, Sanusi Garba and Vice-Chairman Musiliu Oseni signed on 29th December 2021.

The document explained: “Consequently, following the approval of PHED’s PIP on 30th April 2021, the Commission issued the MYTO-2021 Extraordinary Tariff Order effective from 1st July 2021 in consideration on PHED’s CAPEX proposals over a 5-year plan in line with the approved PIP.
“Accordingly, this MYTO-2022 order restates PHED’s approved 5-year CAPEX and relevant assumptions applied to forecast revenue requirements and applicable tariffs for the period 2021-2026 in line with MYTO Methodology and Regulations Procedure for Electricity Tariff Reviews in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).”

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The document showed that for the PHED (A-Non MD) customers who paid N56.16/kwh in January 2022 will now (February to December 2022) pay N60.67/kwh).

(B Non-MD) customers who paid N56.64/kwh in January 2022, will now pay N59.64/kwh.

They noted that E- MD2 customers who paid N50.72/kwh in January 2022, will now (From February 2022) pay N54.22/kwh.

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