Power Interruption: We Reserve the Right to Interrupt Power Supply without Notice – EKEDC Tells Court

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The Eko Electricity distribution Plc (EKEDC) has told a Lagos High Court that it reserves the right to, without any notice whatsoever, interrupt the power supply to it’s customers whenever allotted hours of supply are exhausted during the day or night.

The above is contained in its response to the suit filed by a Lagos Lawyer, Mr. Bolaji Ramos  seeking an order of Court compelling EKDC to comply with the provisions of Regulation 4 of NERC’s Customer Service Standards of Performance for Distribution Companies 2007 made pursuant to Electric Power Sector Reform Act (No.6 of 2005) to issue three days notice prior to interrupting his light.

In its counter affidavit to the Applicant’s Originating Summons, EKEDC deposed that in view of the fact that the electricity generation in Nigeria does not give room for uninterrupted power supply, and in view of the fact that  the general public are entitled only to limited hours of electricity supply per day,  the Applicant is not entitled to the reliefs sought in the suit.

It would be recalled that Mr. Ramos, had in Suit No. LD/3012GMC/2018 asked the Court to interpret the provision of the extant Electric Power Sector Reform Acts to determine whether he is entitled to notice before power interruption. Read here

The suit which is before Honourable Justice Oyekan-Abdullahi has been adjourned to April 8, 2019 for hearing.

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