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NERC fines 11 DisCos N10.5 billion over overbilling of unmetered customers  


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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has issued a fine of N10.5 billion to be paid by all eleven Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) for their non-compliance with the mandated capping of estimated billing for unmetered customers across the country. 

This was contained in a statement signed by the management of the commission and dated February 8.  

According to the statement, the Discos have defied the mandated credit cap for unmetered customers, opting instead to levy arbitrary charges on them. 

NERC noted that this action is in violation of Section 34(1)(d) of the Electricity Act of 2023.  

The statement reads in part,  

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