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
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.
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