DisCos give conditions for “free electricity”


The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED has announced it is aligning with the Federal Government and efforts by the National Assembly to provide free electricity for 2 months as a palliative for the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on Nigerians but this will be based on certain conditions.

These include;

  1. The energy to be supplied for the 2 months is not free from the DisCos but is being paid for by the Federal Government, in partnership with the National Assembly;
  2. As such, the ability for the DisCos to go forward is subject to the stimulus package being passed by the National Assembly and signed into law by Mr President; and
  3. While this palliative seeks to mitigate the economic challenges that Nigerians are being subjected to during this COVID-19 period, it is our hope that we do not lose sight of the no-cost reflective tariff challenges that the DisCos continue to suffer under.

The DisCos issued the clarification due to questions that have arisen around how the cost that will accumulate will be absorbed in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, NESI.


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