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Electricity Tariff Structure in Nigeria

Electricity tariff structure in Nigeria and how much you are to pay for using electricity in nigeria

The electricity tarrif structure in Nigeria refers to the amount an individual is ought to pay. Most of the times, this tariff do increase as a result of certain causes though I haven't heard of time it decreased.
The electricity governing body in Nigeria which is known as (NERC) gave the following reasons to be the causes of increase in Tariff:
  • Hourly kilowatt rate.
  • To satisfy consumers.
  • To boost power.
  • To improve the power delivered to consumers.  
Meanwhile, you can trust Nigerians, they have cried out loudly on the new electricity bill stating that is much on them and that there is always lack of power, No prepaid metres, Faulty transformers, and low voltage been delivered.
       In my area, we were only given light 3 times a week, and most of the times is low voltage. I didn't waste time to buy a generator immediately, if there is light or not, is none of my business, but the annoying part is that I still pay rent. Lolz! Trust Nigeria NEPA.
    Now The General Questions should be ; 

  • Current electricity tariff in Nigeria
  • Electricity tariff in Nigeria PDF
  • How much is a unit of electricity in Nigeria.
  • New electricity tariff in Nigeria 2018.
  • Unit cost of electricity in Nigeria.
  • Cost of electricity per kwh in Nigeria.

Before we answer those questions let's look at the structure of the new structure of the electricity distribution in Nigeria.
Nigeria has 23 generating power plants in the country both hydo and gas plants with a total of 5074.7mw.

The transmission company of Nigeria (TCN) is responsible for the transmission of powers on the rate of 5,523.8 km of 330 kV lines and 6,801.47kn with 132kv lines.
Nigeria practice the multi year tarrif order which operates on 15 year power budget though little changes are made each year as a result of situations and every 5 years, the budget is reviewed.

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The power consumption in Nigeria consist of 5 organised categories which are; 
Residential Consumers: this consist of normal consumers at homes and estates making use of single and three phase 

Commercial Consumers: these consumers can be equally known as "busy at afternoon users", that is to say that at night the power consumption vin this places are dormant eg offices, restaurants. Etc

Industrial Consumers: these are people making use of heavy machines and equipment eg: cassava industries, cement industries, nylon industries etc

Street Lighting: these are just for lighting, consumes less power 

Special Consumers; places like government house, religious Houses, higher institutions, hospitals, big firms etc.

    Electricity Tariff Structure Consumers Under The Residential Consumers Category Will Pay The Following Bills; 

Jos--- N27
Abuja-- N24
Enugu-- N27
Ikeja-- N21
Benin-- N24
Ibadan-- N23.

  Electricity Tariff Structure For Single Phase And Three Phase Consumers.

Kaduna-- N27 - N28
Yola-- N23- N25
Port Harcourt- N25
Kano-- N20- N26.
     Meanwhile, I will update this article of there is any need or increase or decrease in electricity tariff structure in Nigeria.

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