5 Types of Band Classifications in Nigeria’s Power Sector (A, B, C, D, and E)

Last updated on April 8th, 2024 at 05:22 pm

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Electricity consumers are under five types of classifications across power distribution companies in Nigeria. Consumers on Band A enjoy at least 20 hours of power supply per day while locations in Band E have a minimum of four hours of electricity per day.

That’s why people in Ikeja GRA may enjoy 20 hours of power supply while others in some parts of Agege may not even enjoy up to four hours of power supply per day.

Classification of Power Supply Service Band in Nigeria: A, B, C, D, and D
Credit: NERC

George Orwell says in his evergreen novel, “Animal Farm” ” all animals are equal, but some are more equal than the others, some locations in Nigeria enjoy better power supply than the others. The service band determines the minimum electricity hours you will enjoy daily.

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According to the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), “Band A feeders are estimated at 17% of the total feeders. Only about 15% of the customer population are connected to these Band A feeders”.

We’ll also show you how to know your feeder band

Here are the types of service bands of electricity in Nigeria:

Band A

  • Minimum hours of power supply: 20 hours
  • Old tariff: N68
  • New tariff: N255
  • Location: Jabi (Abuja), Magodo (Lagos), 11-OworoINJ-T1-Anthony find other Lagos locations on Band A.

Band B

  • Minimum hours of power supply: 16 hours
  • Old tariff: N63
  • New tariff: no increase
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Band C

  • Minimum hours of power supply: 12 hours
  • Old tariff: N50
  • New tariff: no increase

Band D

  • Minimum hours of power supply: 8 hours
  • Old tariff: N43
  • New tariff: no increase

Band E

  • Minimum hours of power supply: 4 hours
  • Old tariff: N40
  • New tariff: no increase

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