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Notice of Extraordinary Tariff Review for Electricity Transmission and Distribution Companies

Pursuant to procedures set out in Section 76 of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission adopted the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) methodology for electricity pricing in Nigeria, which sets out the basis and pricing principles and procedures for effecting Minor and Major Reviews of electricity tariffs in Nigeria.

The MYTO provides a tariff path for the electricity industry, with biannual minor reviews to take into account the impact of changes in a limited number of parameters (specifically inflation, US Dollar exchange rate to Naira, natural gas price and available generation capacity) and major reviews every 5 years, when all other inputs are reviewed with stakeholders.

Section 9 of the ‘‘Regulation on Procedures for Electricity Tariff Reviews in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry’’ allows for Extraordinary Tariff Review in instances where the utilities can demonstrate that industry parameters have changed from those used in the operating tariffs to such an extent that a review is required urgently in order to maintain industry viability.

In light of the above, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has received Extraordinary Tariff Review Applications from the eleven (11) electricity distribution companies (DisCos) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria Plc (TCN) proposing a review of the following:

a.    Revenue Requirements –
i.    To consider Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) of Distribution Companies submitted as part of the Extraordinary Tariff Review Application;
ii.    To consider the Extraordinary Tariff Review Application submitted by TCN;
iii.    To consider proposals on new Ancillary Service Charge (Spinning Reserve) submitted by the TCN through an Extraordinary Tariff Review Application.

b.    End-user tariff designs (Tariff Classification); and

c.    Cost of energy (generation tariff) to consider the impact of additional energy procured bilaterally by the Discos.

Accordingly, this notice is issued in line with the Business Rules of the Commission to solicit for comments from the general public on the Extraordinary Tariff Review applications of the DisCos and the TCN. Details of the applications can be accessed on the NERC website for the review of all stakeholders and the general public within the next 21 days from the date of this publication. All comments or representations should be addressed to:

The Chairman
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Plot 1387 Cadastral Zone A00
Central Business District

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