Shoddy Electricity Tariff Reviews
Sir: NERC has established that the skyrocketing electricity tariff was informed by huge Aggregate Technical, Commercial and Collection (ATC&C) losses, which were incurred by the electricity distribution companies (DISCOS) and are subsequently passed through to consumers.
It, in fact, reviewed the assumptions in the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO 2.1) and determined that henceforth, it would be inappropriate for distribution companies (Discos) to transfer collection losses to consumers. This intends to electricity tariffs by more than 50 per cent in many places across the country.
However, this NERC mandate has not been obeyed by many discos, especially Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, which has shoddily reviewed or increased tariffs on electricity.
• Iregbenu Paul, Lagos.