This is to inform our esteemed customers that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has observed with serious concern, an increase in the incidents of unauthorized access and electricity services in the form of meter tampering and by-pass, illegal connections and reconnections, illegal extension of supply and other forms of energy theft and reviewed and approved a new penalty regime for such offenses
1- Single phase residential customers shall pay N50,000 in the first instance and N75, OOO in subsequent incidents with administrative fees of N1500
2- Three phase residential N100,000 and N150, 000 in subsequent incident with administrative fees of N3, 000
3- Single phase commercial N50,000 and N75,000 in subsequent incident with administrative fees of N3,000
4- Three phase commercial N100,000 and 100,000 in subsequent incident with administrative fees
For Maximum demand customers, a 300% reconnection cost of the last authorized recorded monthly consumption shall be paid in the first instance and a 450% of the last authorized recorded monthly consumption of the customer shall be paid subsequent incidents with administrative charges of between N7500 and N15,000.
In addition to the connection cost and administrative charges stated above, any customer caught shall be liable of pay for the loss of revenue by paying back-bills.