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NERC to penalise eight Discos for abuse of metering scheme

20 August 2015, Abuja – Following its dissatisfaction with the level of implementation of the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) by majority of the electricity distribution companies (Discos) in Nigeria, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Thursday said that it will commence enforcement action against eight Discos for non-compliance with terms in the CAPMI initiative.

Electricity metres
Electricity metres

NERC in a statement from its head of public affairs, Dr. Usman Arabi said that it has issued to the Discos a seven day ultimatum to show cause why punitive actions should not be taken and sanction meted on them for non-compliance with the CAPMI.
The commission explained that its decision to punish the Discos stems from their violation of the provisions of the terms and conditions of the licenses they hold.

It noted that notice of the enforcement action was contained in a letter it sent to the defaulting utilities which are Port Harcourt, Abuja, Yola and Enugu Discos. Others that got the letter were Ibadan, Ikeja, Eko and Benin Discos as well.

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