Togo, Benin, Niger Paid Nothing for Nigeria’s power supply, says NERC
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Togo, Benin, Niger Paid Nothing for Nigeria’s power supply, says NERC


According to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, the Republic of Benin, the Republic of Niger, and the Republic of Togo made no payment for electricity supplied by Nigeria in the second quarter of 2021.

The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company and the Market Operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria issued a total bill of N770 million to the power firms of the three countries and some other special customers, according to the NERC’s recently released Second Quarter Report 2021.

It did note, however, that the neighboring countries and other special customers did not pay anything for the power supplied by Nigeria during that time.

Niger Republic’s Societe Nigerienne d’electricite – NIGELEC; Benin Republic’s Societe Beninoise d’Energie Electrique – SBEE; and Togo Republic’s Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo – CEET are among the neighboring countries’ power companies.

“During the quarter under review, NBET and MO issued a total of N0.77 billion in respect of energy sold by NBET and services rendered by MO to special (Ajaokuta Steel Co. Ltd and other bilateral customers) and international customers (Societe Nigerienne d’electricite – NIGELEC, Societe Beninoise d’Energie Electrique – SBEE, and Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo

The commission said as part of measures to close the wide metering gap in the industry and working with other stakeholders, it developed a new Meter Asset Provider-National Mass Metering Programme Regulation.

It said a consultation would hold on the benefits of the new regulations this month.

“Expected at these meetings are consumer advocacy groups, electricity customers’ associations, customer care, regulatory officers and stakeholders in NESI,” the NERC said.

It encouraged the expected participants to attend the meeting, which would hold in Lagos, describing the review of the regulations as important.


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