New tariff: EEDC complies, reverts to previous fee

In keeping with the order issued by the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (NERC), the Enugu Electrical energy Distribution PLC (EEDC) has confirmed its reversal to the previous electrical energy tariff.

DAILY POST stories that the EEDC had suspended the Multi Yr Tariff Order (MYTO) 2020, for a interval of 14 days with impact from September 28, 2020 to October 11, 2020.

This was a fallout of the settlement reached between the organized labour and the Federal Authorities, resulting in the suspension of the nationwide strike over the increment within the costs of petrol and electrical energy.

The Order, which was signed by NERC Chairman, James Momoh and Commissioner, Authorized, Licensing & Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye, is in compliance with a joint communique issued by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria (FGN) and the Labour Unions, the place it was agreed that the lately reviewed tariff be suspended by the Fee for 14 days to additional seek the advice of and finalize negotiations between the events.

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In response to a launch issued by the Head of Company Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh on Thursday, he stated the EEDC has already complied with the directive.

“With this improvement, pay as you go clients of EEDC who skilled fast influence of the reviewed tariff throughout their recharge between 28th to 30th September, 2020, the distinction between the reviewed tariff and previous tariff for the three days can be credited to the purchasers wallets, which they’ll use to recharge their meters in future; whereas for the remaining 11 days (1st to 11th October, 2020), all merchandising actions can be on the previous tariff.

“In the identical vein, for postpaid clients, the distinction between the reviewed tariff and the previous tariff for the 14 days interval can be computed and credit score adjustment effected for the affected clients (that’s crediting their respective accounts with the distinction).

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“It would, nevertheless, be famous that some class of consumers weren’t affected by the reviewed tariff, as their tariff was frozen and so they had been nonetheless paying their payments utilizing the previous tariff. These are clients that fall underneath Bands D and E. They are going to proceed paying/merchandising with the previous fee.

“The Order issued by NERC additional directed that “all tariffs for end-use clients and market obligations of the distribution corporations throughout the 14-day suspension shall be computed on the idea of charges relevant as at August 31, 2020.”

“EEDC assures her esteemed clients of its unrelenting dedication in direction of persistently bettering its infrastructure to ship environment friendly, dependable and high quality companies,” Ezeh stated.

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