Some Parts of Lagos to be Upgraded to Band Feeders in Lagos by NERC

The General Manager, Corporate Communications of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Mr. Babatunde Lasaki, said Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved the upgrade of 33 additional feeders in EKEDC franchise area to Band A.

Under the newly approved Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO), Band A customers are those that enjoy at least 20 hours of electricity supply daily.

Lasaki assured customers within the EKEDC network of ongoing efforts to improve the quality of service rendered to them.

The 33 additional feeders are; Adeleke Adedoyin, Ajeast, Annex, Army Resettlement, British America Tobacco, CIG, Coker, Dideolu, Droyers, Empire Court, Estate, Etim Inyang, Firro, Freeman, Glover, Heritage, M&K Express, Mega Plaza, Montgomery 1, Moore Road, Nest Oil, NIMR, Nipost, Osborne, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Palace Road, Rocky Estate, Rumens, Smith, Station Feeder (Nitel), Victoria Arobieke, DPR and Nitel.

According to Lasaki, “In our bid to serve our customers better, we are looking to even add more feeders to the list of our Band A feeders so that more customers can enjoy a guaranteed 20 hours of power supply daily. It is also our commitment to ensure that customers under other service bands, that is, Bands B to E also enjoy their guaranteed minimum supply hours while we work to improve our power supply. We are working tirelessly to eliminate supply downtime within our franchise area and achieve our goal of a stable and uninterruptible power supply.”

Lasaki expressed the DisCo’s dedication to investing more in infrastructural capacity to improve power supply, adding that EKEDC is working with all the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) stakeholders to ensure that a minimum of 20 hours of supply is available to all its customers.

NERC had earlier announced a new rate of N225 per kilowatt hour from N68/kwh, representing about 241 percent increment in rate for customers on Band A.

However, customers in Band B, C, D and E are not affected by the new rate.

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