The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said the power distribution companies will be liable to capacity charge for failure to take their entire load allocation caused by constraints in their networks.
NERC disclosed this in a document seen by our correspondent on Thursday in which it announced to the Discos the review of the extraordinary tariff review application filed by them .
Last week , the Discos announced what they called “ new service reflective tariff ” , which took effect from September 1 , 2020 , with the tariffs being charged residential consumers receiving a minimum of 12 hours of power supply rising by over 70 per cent .
NERC said several Discos and the TCN considered the current Multi – Year Tariff Order load allocation as sub – optimal, given the changes that had occurred in load growth and capacities of the transmission and distribution networks.
It added , “ However , a full justification for a holistic review of the MYTO load allocation could not be established during this extraordinary tariff review process .