By Victor Ofure Osehobo, Benin
Electricity consumers can now heave a sigh of relief as the Management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) Plc suspends the New Service Reflective Tariff.
The company in a statement said that the suspension is to comply with the order of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Abuja.
The Federal Government after a meeting with labour unions last week agreed on the suspension of the new Service Reflective Tariff for 14 days.
In the statement BEDC Public Relations Office said the company’s compliance take effect from September 28 and will end on October 11 2020.
It added that it will be resort to using rates application as at August 31st for all its customers and this will be reflected fully in their bills.
“Bills sent to customers in October 2020 is based on September 2020 consumption and band wise tariff as per NERC classification will apply. Similarly, prepaid customers have commenced vending based on the changed rates.
“Customers who have been migrated to the new tariff (Bands A, B, and C) will need to reload a change token at the first purchase after the commencement of this suspension”.
BEDC stated further that those customers in Bands D and E that have not migrated to the new tariff rate are not affected by the rate changes.