NERC reviews penalty for electricity theft


By Chris Ochayi
ABUJA – The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has come up with reviewed penalties for electricity customers involved in unauthorised access to electricity supply by tampering and meter bypass by electricity.

DISCO official disconnecting lines on electric pole

The review according the Commission was undertaken following several complaints it received complaints from the Distribution Companies, DISCOs on the ugly incidents.

According to the a circular entitled, “Order on unauthorised access, meter tampering and by-pass order no: NERC/REG/41/2017, and signed by the Vice chairman of NERC, Sanusi Garba and Commissioner, Legal, Licensing & Compliance Dafe C. Akpeneye, respectively, authosried DISCOs to disconnect unauthorised to distribution network.

According to the Commission, “Any single phase residential customer that gains unauthorised access…

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