Ukpono Ukpong, Abuja
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has ruled against embedded power company over its encroachment of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) franchise area.
According to an order published on NERC website, the embedded power company refused to honour invitation by the regulatory commission.
“And having satisfied that the company is still in breach of the terms and conditions of its license, NERC has issued the following orders against it.
“The immediate suspension 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 each 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 each day that electricity was supplied to the named customers in contravention of the law.
“The fine shall continue until the date of full compliance with this order,” NERC said in the order.
Recall that EKEDC wrote a petition to NERC in June 2018 against the Embedded Power Company, PIPP Distribution Ltd., over encroachment of its franchise area.