The Enugu Electrical energy Distribution PLC (EEDC) has joined different Distribution Firms throughout the nation within the implementation of the brand new service reflective tariff.
The implementation which was efficient Tuesday, September 1, 2020 is in compliance with the Order by the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (NERC) dated twenty seventh August, 2020.
This improvement was made identified in a press assertion issued on Wednesday by the Head, Company Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh.
DAILY POST recollects that the Eko Electrical energy Distribution Firm (EKEDC) and Ikeja Electrical energy Distribution Firm (IKEDC) had earlier introduced the implementation of the brand new Service Reflective Tariff Plan.
Offering particulars on the implementation of the brand new plan by the EEDC, Ezeh defined that it is going to be a mirrored image of the service high quality and doesn’t apply to all prospects, however solely to people who get pleasure from extra hours of energy provide.
He mentioned, “Within the new tariff Order, prospects are categorised into three main clusters, particularly: Non-MD, MD-1 and MD-2.
“In the identical vein, 5 distinctive bands (A-E) has been created to mirror the varied service ranges and minimal hours of energy provide, a scenario the place a blanket tariff now not applies to all class of consumers.
“As an example, prospects in “Band A” are to get pleasure from each day minimal provide of 20 hours, these in “Band B” minimal of 16 hours, “Band C” minimal of 12 hours, “Band D” minimal of 8 hours, whereas these in “Band E” are anticipated to get pleasure from minimal each day provide of 4 hours.
“The affect of the reviewed tariff will solely apply to prospects in Bands A, B and C; whereas the tariff for purchasers in Bands D and E stays frozen, till their service high quality is improved upon. It is just then that they are going to be migrated to the Band that fits their provide availability.”
Ezeh additional acknowledged that the evaluate is in keeping with the end result of the varied stakeholder consultations for extraordinary tariff evaluate functions held throughout Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states in February and March this yr.
It was gathered that for postpaid prospects, the affect of the brand new tariff will mirror of their October invoice which is for vitality consumed within the month of September, whereas it is going to affect on pay as you go prospects as they buy their token.
The brand new tariff is anticipated to enhance effectivity in delivering high quality service to prospects, and can equally make sure the sustenance of the operators inside the Nigerian Electrical energy Provide Business (NESI).
In the meantime, it’s sure that many purchasers in EEDC’s space of protection would transfer to the brand new tariff plan. That is following the advance of energy provide inside the previous few months.
Ezeh attributed the advance to concerted efforts and large investments made by the corporate in sustaining, upgrading and strengthening its community, a undertaking that has been on since over one yr.
“We’re excited that our prospects are already experiencing the impact of those efforts and hope they’ll reciprocate by promptly paying their vitality payments,” he mentioned.
Based on Ezeh, there isn’t any means EEDC would have the ability to maintain this stage of enchancment if prospects don’t pay for the companies.
The corporate additionally urged her prospects to desist from unlawful actions that negatively affect on its operations, reminiscent of meter bypass, vitality theft, unauthorised entry to the community, vandalism, and so on.
To make sure that this stage of enchancment will get to different elements of the community, Ezeh mentioned that “the corporate has some recognized initiatives which are but to be executed, which when accomplished, will positively improve the service high quality and buyer expertise.”
“EEDC is dedicated to making sure that this feat already achieved isn’t just maintained, however surpassed”, Ezeh assured.