Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) have commenced implementation of the new Service Reflective Tariff Plan.

The firms disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos.

The DisCos cited Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) approval of the Multi Year Tariff Order 2020, the DisCos which took effect September 1.

According to EKEDC Corporate Communications Manager, Godwin Idemudia, customers who enjoyed less than 12 hours of supply would not be affected by the new tariff.

Idemudia explained that the regime would ensure that prices charged by EKEDC was fair to customers.

The new tariff implementation is believed to provide a path for transitioning to full service-based cost-reflective tariffs by July 2021.

It also expected to reclassify and disaggregate customers on the basis of agreed commitments on quality of service.

“It is to ensure that customers pay tariffs that are commensurate with the power availability and service delivery commitments by EKEDC”, Idemudia said.

IKEDC in a statement said the new order clustered its customers into five Tariff Service Bands and revised the tariff payable by customers.

“This is measured by the average availability of power delivered over a month period; factoring the frequency and duration of interruptions and other service parameters. The order shall remain in force until a new MYTO Order is issued.

“In the interim, please note that the tariffs for customers in Bands D and E (customers with less than 12 hours supply) shall remain frozen until there is improvement in service levels.”

IKEDC added that the old tariff for customers in Bands D and E shall be maintained until Ikeja Electric improves service quality.

By Peace Obi

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