NERC Laws And Penalties For Meter Tampering; Be Warned

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Did you know that NERC Order NERC/REG/41/2017, any single phase residential customer that gains unauthorised access to electricity by tampering or meter bypass shall pay a reconnection fee of N50,000 in the first instance and N75,000 for subsequent acts of bypass or tampering?

Did you know that 3phase violators of this act are expected to pay N100,000 for initial violation and N150,000 for subsequent violation?

Did you know that single phase commercial customers would pay N50,000 & N75,000 while 3phase commercial customers will pay a fine of N100,000 in the first instance and N100,000 for subsequent violations.

 

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Did you know that maximum demand customers found to have gained unauthorised access by tampering or bypass will pay a reconnection cost of 300% of the last authorised recorded monthly consumption of the customer, while subsequent incidents of unauthorised access to electricity by tampering or bypassing by a maximum demand (MD) customer will attract 450% of the last authorised recorded monthly consumption of the customer.

Did you know that a customer that gains access to electricity by tampering or meter bypass shall in addition to paying for the reconnection costs and administrative charges be liable to pay for the loss of revenue by the DisCos for the unauthorised consumption by paying back

Did you know that DisCos are authorised to backbill customers who gain unauthorised access to electricity at the prevailing tariff of the customer for the established period of the unauthorised access.

Did you know that DisCos are authorised to disconnect unauthorised connections to the distribution network without giving any notice to the customer?

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Did you know that all customers shall be liable to pay the administrative charges below in addition to reconnection costs?

  • Single phase residential customers N1,500:00
  • 3phase residential customer N3,000:00
  • Single phase commercial customer N3,000:00
  • 3phase commercial customer N6,000:00
  • MD LV Residential customer N7,500:00
  • MD HT Residential customer N7,500:00
  • MD LV commercial/industrial customer N7,500:00
  • MD HT commercial/industrial customer N15,000:00

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