New electricity tariff in Nigeria 2017

New electricity tariff in Nigeria 2017

The electricity tariff has increased again. A lot of people think that the reason for the increase is the extra energy consumption. However, it is the hourly kilowatt rate. And it seems that the tariff will continue to increase in the years to come. What is the new electricity tariff in Nigeria? Continue reading to learn more.

New electricity tariff in Nigeria

How much do Nigerians pay for electricity?

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Nowadays, electricity isn’t cheap. Besides that, the tariff is increasing rapidly. The price for electricity depends on four major things listed below:

1. Location;

2. Tariff Class;

3. Tariff Rate;

4. The quantity of consumed energy (in kWh).

Location

Location

It is not a surprise that there are different electricity distribution companies in Nigeria. They are all located in various regions of the country. There are 11 companies and each of them covers a certain area. The main electricity distribution companies (DisCos) are:

- Enugu Distribution Company;

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- Kano Distribution Company;

- Yola Distribution Company;

- Jos Distribution Company;

- Kaduna Distribution Company;

- Abuja Distribution Company;

- Port-Harcourt Distribution Company;

- Benin Distribution Company;

- Ikeja Distribution Company;

- Ibadan Distribution Company;

- Eko Distribution Company.

Use the following map to find out which Distribution Company covers your area.

Map of Companies

Tariff Class

The amount of money you’ll spend on electricity also depends on your tariff class. There are 5 of them:

- Class A. Residential

A high number of customers (and perhaps you too) belong to the residential class. They use electricity for a flat or house.

- Class B. Commercial

The customers belonging to this class use electricity for other purposes besides residence such as offices or shops.

- Class C. Industrial

Customers from this class use the premises only for manufacturing products. That’s why it is called “Industrial.”

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- Class D. Special

Hospitals, government institutes, schools, religious houses, water boards, agriculture industries, universities, etc, belong to the Special class.

- Class E. Street Lights.

Only for street lights.

Tariff Rate and Quantity of consumed energy (in kWh)

Increase

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The Tariff Rate depends on your class. Main classes are divided by the DisCos to sub-classes. The division is based on the average consumption of electricity by each class. It is different for each class and DisCos. It also depends on the quantity of consumed energy. Below, you can see the tariff for each DisCo and sub-class for the years 2017 and 2018 (2017/2018 in text). All numbers are in N/kWh.

Enugu Distribution Company

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2S - 30.93 / 31.00

R2T - 34.28 / 34.36

R3 - 48.12 / 48.23

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R4 - 46.08 / 46.19

C1S - 34.28 / 34.36

C1T - 39.25 / 39.34

C2 - 45.24 / 45.35

C3 - 45.85 / 45.96

D1S - 40.37 / 40.46

D1T - 42.56 / 42.66

D2 - 45.67 / 45.77

D3 - 46.83 / 46.94

A1S - 34.16 / 32.24

A1T - 39.25 / 39.34

A2 - 45.26 / 45.36

A3 - 45.06 / 45.16

L1 - 32.86 / 32.94

Kano Distribution Company

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2A - 22.50 / 25.46

R2B - 29.61 / 33.50

R3 - 42.63 / 48.24

R4 - 42.63 / 48.24

C1A - 23.69 / 26.81

C1B - 29.62 / 33.51

C2 - 40.27 / 45.56

C3 - 40.27 / 45.56

D1 - 31.98 / 36.18

D2 - 41.45 / 46.90

D3 - 14.45 / 46.90

A1 - 28.79 / 31.98

A2 - 28.79 / 31.98

A3 - 28.79 / 31.98

S1 - 22.39 / 24.87

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Yola Distribution Company

Electricity tariff

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2S - 25.73 / 26.51

R2T - 28.17 / 29.02

R3 - 51.46 / 53.01

R4 - 0.00 / 0.00

C1S - 40.64 / 41.87

C1T - 46.77 / 48.18

C2 - 50.23 / 51.75

C3 - 60.04 / 61.85

D1S - 40.64 / 41.87

D1T - 46.77 / 48.18

D2 - 55.13 / 56.80

D3 - 61.26 / 63.11

A1S - 36.76 / 37.87

A1T - 39.21 / 40.39

A2 - 42.89 / 44.18

A3 - 49.01 / 50.49

L1 - 36.75 / 37.86

Jos Distribution Company

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2 - 29.81 / 30.93

R3 - 45.76 / 47.64

R4 - 45.76 / 47.64

C1 - 42.65 / 44.72

C2 - 45.55 / 47.29

C3 - 45.55 / 47.29

D1 - 42.64 / 44.15

D2 - 41.54 / 43.25

D3 - 40.40 / 41.05

A1 - 44.65 / 46.23

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A2 - 44.65 / 46.23

A3 - 44.65 / 46.23

S1 - 44.98 / 46.57

The increase in electricity tariff has made Nigerians quite angry and a lot of people have been demanding for a cancellation of this government decision. Unfortunately we have not been able to stop the increase.

Kaduna Distribution Company

Protest

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2-SP - 27.40 / 28.75

R2-TP - 32.33 / 33.93

R3 - 42.74 / 44.85

R4 - 48.77 / 51.18

C1 - 31.20 / 32.73

C2 - 39.73 / 41.69

C3 - 47.13 / 49.45

D1 - 34.11 / 35.79

D2 - 40.28 / 42.26

D3 - 47.13 / 49.45

A1 - 35.34 / 37.09

A2 - 41.10 / 43.13

A3 - 47.13 / 49.45

L1 - 41.10 / 43.13

Abuja Distribution Company

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2 - 24.30 / 24.03

R3 - 47.09 / 45.72

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R4 - 47.09 / 45.72

C1 - 37.39 / 36.25

C2 - 47.09 / 45.72

C3 - 47.09 / 45.72

D1 - 36.07 / 34.96

D2 - 47.09 / 45.72

D3 - 47.09 / 45.72

A1 - 35.74 / 34.63

A2 - 35.74 / 34.63

A3 - 35.74 / 34.63

S1 - 27.14 / 26.54

Port-Harcourt Distribution Company

Protester

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2 - 30.23 / 31.78

R3 - 48.39 / 50.81

R4 - 50.76 / 53.30

C1 - 38.96 / 40.86

C2 - 46.72 / 49.04

C3 - 48.39 / 50.81

D1 - 41.81 / 42.64

D2 - 46.72 / 49.04

D3 - 48.39 / 50.81

A1 - 40.60 / 42.64

A2 - 45.58 / 47.97

A3 - 49.07 / 51.52

S1 - 40.62 / 42.64

Benin Distribution Company

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2S - 31.27 / 31.27

R2T - 34.40 / 34.40

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R3 - 40.46 / 40.46

R4 - 40.46 / 40.46

C1S - 34.90 / 34.90

C1T - 36.27 / 36.27

C2 - 38.11 / 38.11

C3 - 38.11 / 38.11

D1S - 35.62 / 35.62

D1T - 37.94 / 37.94

D2 - 39.29 / 39.29

D3 - 37.71 / 39.29

A1S - 33.00 / 33.00

A1T - 33.97 / 33.97

A2 - 35.27 / 35.27

A3 - 35.27 / 35.27

L1 - 36.26 / 36.26

Ikeja Distribution Company

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2SP - 21.10 / 18.94

R2TP - 21.73 / 21.15

R3 - 35.68 / 31.62

R4 - 36.11 / 32.00

C1SP - 25.56 / 21.76

C1TP - 27.59 / 24.45

C2 - 36.91 / 32.47

C3 - 37.30 / 32.81

D1 - 27.93 / 24.56

D2 - 37.54 / 33.02

D3 - 37.99 / 33.42

A1 - 26.23 / 23.24

A2 - 29.53 / 26.17

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A3 - 26.69 / 26.31

S1 - 18.99 / 16.83

Ibadan Distribution Company

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2 - 24.97 / 25.71

R3 - 44.66 / 45.98

R4 - 44.66 / 45.98

C1 - 29.91 / 30.79

C2 - 45.03 / 43.27

C3 - 45.03 / 43.27

D1 - 33.70 / 34.70

D2 - 45.40 / 46.74

D3 - 45.40 / 46.74

A1 - 32.26 / 33.22

A2 - 32.26 / 33.22

A3 - 32.26 / 33.22

S1 - 24.93 / 25.66

Eko Distribution Company

Electricity

R1 - 4.00 / 4.00

R2S - 22.34 / 20.47

R2T - 28.39 / 26.02

R3 - 29.18 / 26.74

R4 - 29.18 / 26.74

C1S - 22.90 / 20.98

C1T - 28.60 / 26.20

C2 - 32.50 / 29.78

C3 - 32.50 / 29.78

D1S - 24.68 / 22.62

D1T - 28.74 / 26.34

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D2 - 33.05 / 30.29

D3 - 33.05 / 30.29

A1S - 22.96 / 21.04

A1T - 22.96 / 21.04

A2 - 22.96 / 21.04

A3 - 22.96 / 21.04

L1 - 22.17 / 20.32

As you can see, the numbers in each distribution company vary. However, some of the distribution companies clearly show an increase in electricity tariff for the next year. What will we see in the future? How much will we pay for electricity? Experts say that the tariff will continue to rise, at least in the coming years.

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Source: Legit.ng

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