Power outage: Udom takes PHEDC to court

Governor Udom Emmanuel has reported Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Court for their refusal to distribute electricity produced by Ibom power plant to customers in Akwa Ibom State.

The Governor in his petition to the regulatory body said there is sufficient power generation from the state owned Ibom power plant to provide steady and quality electricity to the entire state but PHEDC has refused to pick the load.

In execution of its quasi judicial function, Section 46 of the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act 2005 empowers NERC to conduct hearings following receipt of petitions from aggrieved persons in accordance with Rule 14 of NERC Business Rules 2006. NERC has invited PHEDC for a hearing on this matter.

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