The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has directed Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to start billing consumers per hour.
The directive is coming amid a shortage of power supply in the country.
This is coming a few days after DisCos announced a record revenue of N757 billion in 2021 from N516 billion paid in 2020.
In a statement released on its Twitter on Tuesday, FCCPC told DisCos to be mindful of their commitments and respect consumers’ rights, as complaints piled up against the private companies operating the distributing companies.
According to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in December 2021, the regulator said complaints against the DisCos rose to 478,415 in the first six months of last year.
The directive if implemented will help to reduce the burden of rising energy expenses facing electricity consumers in the country.
In 2013, the power holding company was unbounded to 11 DisCos which includes Abuja and Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company.