NERC Sets New Procedure To Facilitate Grid Connections For Electricity Consumers


Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has brought about a new order titled: “Order on Timeline to Facilitate Grid Connection,” signed by the vice Chairman, Sanusi Garba, and Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Enforcement, Dafe Akpeneye,  who said it has commenced the process of developing a regulation taking into account the input from some electricity distribution licensees that would facilitate the timelines for getting connected accordingly.

The Guardian reports that NERC has therefore set June 1, 2017, as the minimum timelines, for all distribution licensees to strictly adhere to the new rule in connecting customers to the distribution network. The regulatory commission also referenced that the former regulation did not set clear benchmarks stipulating the procedures, costs and/or even timelines for new electricity connections from a customer to his nearest distribution company network.

While this is a welcome development, let us hope this is not like the “timeline” NERC set for metering customers.


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