Breaking: Federal Government Announces Increase in Price of Electricity Meters

Breaking: Federal Government Announces Increase in Price of Electricity Meters

  • The price of both single-phase and three-phase electricity meters has been increased, according to the federal government
  • The announcement issued by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) takes effect from Monday, November 15
  • Single-phase meter went from N44,896.17 to N58,661.69, while the price of a three-phase meter rose from N82,855.19 to N109,684.36

The Nigerian government has increased the price of single-phase and three-phase electricity meters, The Punch reports.

This was made known in a circular issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) dated Thursday, November 11.

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Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has announced an increase in the price of meter. Photo credit: Image Source
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In the document, addressed to managing directors, all electricity distribution companies and meter asset providers, the new price is effective from Monday, November 15.

The regulator raised the price of a single-phase meter from N44,896.17 to a revised price of N58,661.69.

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Similarly, the cost of a three-phase meter went from the current price of N82,855.19 to a revised rate of N109,684.36.

Daily Trust also confirming the development said these costs are not inclusive of the 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) which Distribution Companies (DisCos) will add at the point of sale.

A single meter will now have N4,400 as VAT to sell at N63,061.69 while a three phase meter will have an additional N8,227 for VAT to sell for N117,911.36.

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