According to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), the new electricity tariff will take effect from the 1st of July 1, in line with the measures taken to improve the performance level in power supply within its jurisdiction.
In a statement made by the Managing Director of the company, Mr Ernest Mupwaya in Abuja yesterday, the review has long been overdue even before the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic. It became necessary as a result of the overwhelming changes in inflation and foreign exchange.
The director explained that the new tariff is a total departure from the blanket and across board tariff structure which has been in use overtime in the sector.
The tariff, he said, was predicated on the level of service available to customers in different clusters, especially in terms of hours of availability of electricity supply to specific geography within its franchise area.
There are five tariff bands under the new regime of tariffs which are Bands A to E;
- Band A are customers who have to 20 hours of supply and above while Band B comprises customers who enjoy electricity supply for at least 16 hours but do so for less than 20 hours daily.
- Bands C and D are customers who enjoy electricity supply for a minimum of 12 hours but not up to 16 hours and a minimum of 8 hours but not up to 12 hours respectively.
- In Band E are customers who receive electricity for less than eight hours