Some Distribution Company (DisCo) operators have frowned at their payment of ‘capacity charges’ for investments made by Generation Companies (GenCos) in the monthly bulk energy invoices, Daily Trust reports.

An investor in one of the 11 DisCos indicated that the distribution firms were made to pay for Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) of the GenCos through the monthly bills prepared by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) and urged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to remove it.

He said payment for capacity charge was similar to the Fixed Charges electricity customers rejected which was used for network maintenance and captured by NERC in the Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO). Corroborating this, the MD/CEO of Kaduna Electric, Engineer Garba Haruna, appealed to NERC and NBET to provide a level playing field for all participants in the electricity market.