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Estimated Billing: Group seeks speedy passage of bill criminalising act

A group, ‘Electricity Consumer Protection Forum’ has called for the speedy passage of the bill seeking to criminalise estimated billings by Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) in the country. Its National Coordinator, Mr Adeola Samuel-Ilori, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday. Samuel-Ilori was reacting to […]

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Estimated Billing: Mojec partners 8 banks on meter acquisition financing

Mojec Meter Assets Management Company, a subsidiary of Mojec International Limited has partnered with eight banks to provide retail financing for electricity customers. Continue reading Estimated Billing: Mojec partners 8 banks on meter acquisition financing at Vanguard News.

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DISCOs enjoy supplying 1,000mw electricity but billing customers for 9, 000mw — Onovo, ex-presidential candidate

For those who know, the erratic power supply in the country is not surprising. Currently, the Electricity Distribution Companies in Nigeria (DISCOs) are unwilling to accept all the power generated by Power Generating Companies (GENCOs). Continue reading DISCOs enjoy supplying 1,000mw electricity but billing customers for 9, 000mw — Onovo, ex-presidential candidate at Vanguard News.

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Lagos residents protest estimated billing, demand prepaid meters

“We residents in the community have all come to an agreement that no one-room apartment resident would pay anything more than N600…” Henry Okonkwo Recently, residents of Orile-Iganmu community in Coker-Aguda Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State trooped out in large numbers to protest the epileptic power supply in the area as well […]

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There’ll be mass disconnection if National Assembly criminalises estimated billing – Discos

The Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, Sunday Oduntan, tells OKECHUKWU NNODIM how the power sector will be adversely affected if the National Assembly passes the bill to criminalise estimated billing What are your views about the bill seeking to criminalise estimated billing which is currently before the House of Representatives? […]

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The challenge of estimated billing

Yemi Oke The best way to ensure the balance between the energy supplied and what an electricity customer consumes is to install a meter. And such a metering device can be either pre-paid or post-paid. Estimated billing occurs when a customer does not have a meter. Generally, no electricity distribution company (DisCo) makes estimated billing […]

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Need to criminalise estimated billing

With the forthcoming public hearing of a bill to criminalise estimated billing by Electricity Distribution Companies in Nigeria, one can say things are looking up for millions of electricity consumers denied pre-paid meters and therefore, serially raped by these companies, otherwise known as DisCos. It is not like by this development their impunity against consumers […]

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Arbitrary billing, group disconnection of electricity consumers constitute abuse —CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has appraised the interaction between the nation’s Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) and their consumers, declaring that arbitrary billing and group disconnection of electricity consumers without consideration for those paying their bills constitute a gross abuse of consumer rights. The Director General of the Council, Babatunde Irukera, said these in Abuja, […]

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Arbitrary Billing, Group Disconnection Of Electricity Consumers, Violate Consumers’ Rights — CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) said  on Thursday that arbitrary billing and group disconnection of electricity consumers, without consideration for those paying their bills, constituted gross violations of consumers’ rights. Its Director-General, Mr Babatunde Irukera, said this in Abuja, at a meeting with the top management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), according to […]

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DisCos To End Estimated Billing

The Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors (ANED) has assured the non-Maximum Demand (MD) customers or residential customers that it is intensifying plans to provide meters to eradicate the challenge of estimated billing.

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NERC’s Directive To Stop Estimated Billing Payment, Not Applicable To Residential Customers – DisCos

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) says directive by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to consumers not to pay estimated electricity billings only applies to Maximum Demand (MD) customers and not residential. The Chief Executive Officer of ANED, Mr Azu Obiaya made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

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