Senate takes steps to abolish fixed charges for electricity consumers

The Senate has called on the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to immediately enforce the abolishment of fixed charges being collected from electricity users across the nation, Leadership reports.

The Upper House also urged the NERC to inquire into numerous complaints before it by consumers in line with the provisions of Section 74, subsection (1)( b) of the Power Sector Reform Act.

The lawmakers also urged the Electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to discontinue the practice of compulsory bulk metering of villages and communities in the rural areas as a consumer should have the right to elect to be part of the bulk metering scheme or not.

 

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