How much do I pay for Electricity?

How much do I pay for Electricity?

Cost of electricity for customers depends on 4 things:

1.    The location of the Customer: There are eleven (11) electricity distribution companies (DisCos) operating in Nigeria. Click here to find out which of the DisCos supplies you with electricity

2.    The Tariff Class of the Customer: Every electricity customer must belong to a specific tariff class.

There are five (5) major Tariff Classes each of which is divided into sub-classes based on a range of energy consumption. The 5 major tariff classes are as follows:

 Tariff ClassDescription
A Residential A customer who uses his premise exclusively as a residence - house, flat, or multi-storied house
B Commercial A customer who uses his premise for any purpose other than exclusively as a residence or as a factory for manufacturing goods
C Industrial A customer who uses his premises for manufacturing goods including welding and ironmongery
D Special Customers such as agriculture and agro-allied industries, water boards, religious houses, government and teaching hospitals, government research institutes and educational establishments.
E Street Lights Street Lights

3.    Tariff Rate: This depends on the customer’s Tariff Class. Each tariff class has a unique tariff rate applicable to it. This means that each DisCo has a unique tariff rate for its customers in each tariff class. 

       To see the tariff rate applicable to you, please check the list of DisCos on the side bar (DisCo's Tariffs) on the top of this page and click on the name of the DisCo that supplies you with electricity.

4.    The quantity of energy consumed in KWh.