FG, electricity stakeholders to work on equitable rate

The Federal Government (FG) is working with all relevant stakeholders in the electricity sector to establish an equitable rate from the perspective of both consumers and investors.

Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, disclosed this on Monday while speaking at the International Conference on Energy, Power Systems Operations and Planning (ICEPSOP 2020). He added that the widening liquidity gap in the electricity supply industry was worrying and there was a need to improve market structures and transparency.

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“The widening liquidity gap in the sector makes urgent, the need to reinforce market structures and enhance transparency. To address this challenge we are working hard to improve metering in general and in particular the use of smart meters as well as smart grids,” Mamman said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Power is expected to consolidate a portfolio of activities recognised as important to the success of the electricity market in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Ministry of Finance and other relevant stakeholders.

“The ministry is coordinating with the regulator, Ministry of Finance, the CBN, and other stakeholders to consolidate a portfolio of activities deemed critical to success,” Mamman said.