NERC rules in favours EKEDC over embedded power company



Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says the Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has ruled in its favour encroachment of its franchise area an embedded power company.

EKEDC Spokesman, Godwin Idemudia, said in a statement in Lagos that the company had petition PIPP LVI Disco Ltd., encroachment of its network.

According to Idemudia, the NERC order was published on its website .

“The embedded power company has refused to honour invitation the regulatory commission.

“And having satisfied that the company is still in of the terms and conditions of its license, NERC has issued the following orders against it.

“The immediate of electricity supply to the 13 named customers, as this supply is in contravention of the law.

“Others are that the embedded company shall compensate EKEDC for loss of revenue for day electricity was supplied to the named customers in contravention of the law.

“PIPP is hereby fined, in accordance with Section 75 of EPSRA, the sum of N10, 000 for day that electricity was supplied to the named customers in contravention of the law.

“The fine shall continue until the date of compliance with this order,” NERC said in the order.

Idemudia said that the NERC order was a great for the entire EKEDC team as the company would now have a precedent to use to challenge any subsequent encroachments.

Agency of Nigeria () recalls that EKEDC wrote a petition to NERC  in June 2018 against the Embedded Power Company, PIPP Distribution Ltd., encroachment of its franchise area. ()

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