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by on December 6, 2019

The company that distributes electricity in Abuja is called the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) and it covers three other states, they include; Niger, Nasarawa and Kogi state.

Have you ever asked yourself how much you pay for using electricity?

Firstly, you need to know the tariff plan you belong to according to Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). There are five (5) basic tariff classes. These include;

  1. Residential – a customer who uses his premises as a residence
  2. Commercial – a customer who uses his premises for any purpose other than exclusively as a residence or a factory for manufacturing goods
  3. Industrial – a customer who used his premises for any purpose for manufacturing goods
  4. Special – customers such as agriculture farms, water boards, religious houses, government and teaching hospitals etc.
  5. Street lights – street lights.
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If you reside in Abuja and you belong to any of the class above, here is how much you pay for energy consumption in your household;

R1 Customers with consumption below 50 kilowatt (Single room for low income earners) N4.00/kWh
R2 Customers with consumption above 50 kilowatt (two bedroom flat) N20.24/kWh
R3 Small estate, government houses (three bedroom flat) N 38.82/kWh
R4 Mini estates (four bedroom flat and above) N 38.82/kWh
C1 Small businesses e.g. small barbing and hair dressing salon N 30.78/kWh
C2 Hotels, banks N 38.82/kWh
C3 Large supermarkets, hypermarkets N 38.82/kWh
D1 Small industries e.g. welders, pure water company N 29.68/kWh
D2 Large scale industrial, metal companies N 38.82/kWh
D3 Oil companies, large consumption companies N 38.82/kWh
A1 Schools, churches and mosques N 29.40/kWh
A2 Medium size barracks N 29.40/kWh
A3 Large barracks, large agricultural processing company N 29.40/kWh
S1 Street lights N 22.53/kWh

NOTE: The quantity of energy consumed is in kilowatt (kWh) and it is measures per hour kWh.

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In Nigeria, an average family of 5 .i.e. the father, mother and three (3) children living in a three (3) bedroom apartment will consume about 930/kWh of energy for N27, 000 on energy without power failure in a month, and also consume about 465/kWh for N13, 000 monthly if there is interruption in power supply, hereby leaving the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) at a loss of N14,000


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