May 30, 2024

NERC imposes fine on AEDC for wrongly billing Abuja residents with new electricity tariff

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Ilenre Irele

The electricity regulator, NERC, has sanctioned imvposed Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for wrongly applying the new electricity tariffs on some residents of the Nigerian capital.

The fines include a N200 million fine and a directive that the wrongly billed customers should be appropriately refunded.

The sanctions were announced in a Friday statement by the NERC management following complaints by several Abuja residents who tried to buy electricity units days after a tariff increase was announced.

The tariff increase was, according to NERC, meant for customers on Band A, who enjoy about 20 hours of electricity daily. However, Abuja residents on other bands who tried to buy electricity units were also made to pay the new charges although the AEDC has apologised and described the situation as an error.

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