BEDC Resumes Implementation of Revised Service-Based Tariff

The Management of BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) has resumed the implementation of the revised Service-Based Tariff (SBT) approved for distribution companies (Discos) by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) over the weekend.

BEDC while announcing its implementation of the revised tariff in a press release said it had like other discos complied with the Order from NERC for a suspension of the tariff rates for 5 weeks based on the communique issued after a meeting between the Federal Government and the labour unions requesting consultations and finalization of negotiations by both parties on the tariff implementation which ended recently.

“With the revised tariff regime, Non-MD and MD customers in Band A, with a minimum of 20 hours daily will now pay N53.48Kwh, N49.27Kwh and N48.84Kwh rates respectively, while Band B customers with minimum of 16 hours daily will be charged N52.31, N48.33 and N48.33/Kwh. In the same vein, Band C customers with a minimum of 12 hours daily will be charged N46.66, N44.05, and N44.05Kwh. The revised rates approved by NERC gave a slight reduction while  there is no change in the rates for band D and E till the end of 2020.

“However, please note that customers in Bands D and E, with minimum of eight hours and four hours per day, respectively, are not impacted by the tariff revision. Their SBT tariffs have been frozen and consequently, they will continue to be charged the old tariff prior to the introduction of the SRT.” BEDC management added.

BEDC has effected changes to the Prepaid customers Tariff rate from 1st November 2020 in line with the order

“There will also be quick response to faults clearing through revamp and construction of new 33KV and 11KV overhead lines to relief overloaded ones and also use modern technology via app to read meters and conduct enumeration” BEDC said further.

Given the new dispensation, BEDC sought for the cooperation of customers in ensuring the sustainability of this new service delivery paradigm by paying appropriately service-aligned electricity bills as at when due, whilst avoiding unsafe practices within the network including energy theft.

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