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NERC warns DISCOs over operational database

20 May 2014, 20:00

Abuja - The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed all electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to furnish the details of their operational database for proper assessment and monitoring or risk sanctions

NERC Chairman, Dr Sam Amadi, gave the directive after the monthly meeting with the Chief Executive Officers of the DISCOs in Abuja.

Amadi said the directive would help the commission to assess the companies’ key performance indicators as enshrined in the Electricity Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act 2005 on reporting obligation.

He said so far only three out of the 11 DISCOs had met with the directive, and warned others to comply or risk sanctions.

The chairman said that the submission of data would also allow proper network data assessment by the commission.

He noted that he had intimated the CEOs at the April meeting to comply with the commission’s request on submission of baseline statistics on distribution assets they took over.

He said that the network data assessment would help establish a data bank of all existing distribution assets, monitor, track and report performance .

The chairman said it would also facilitate expansion and development of the distribution networks.

Amadi urged the companies to improve on their performances and make necessary adjustments, adding that similar exercise would be carried out in the Transmission and Generation Companies.

 -  NAN

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