Full List of Electricity Distribution Companies in Nigeria
This guide will take you through the full list of all electricity distribution companies in Nigeria and their contact details, as well as a transitory history of electricity distribution in the country, with distinct emphasis on their tariffs.
The power sector in Nigeria has over the years seen several changes. Electricity generation in the country started operation in 1898. However, in 1929, The Nigerian Electricity Supply Company became the first electric utility company to operate in the country.
By act of parliament, the Nigeria Dams Authority (NDA) was established as another electricity distribution company and shouldered with the responsibility of construction and maintenance of dams and any other related works on the River Niger and other places.
Progressively, the Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN) in April 1972, merged with the Nigeria Dams Authority (NDA) to form a new body branded as the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).
The major reasons for merging the two organizations were to vest the production and the distribution of electric power supply across the country in the hands of one organization that would assume responsibility for its financial obligations.
Also, the merging of the two organizations could result in more effective utilization of the human, financial and other resources existing in the country’s electricity supply industry.
Since the commencement of NEPA, the authority has expanded yearly to meet the ever-increasing demand for electric power supply in the country. Awkwardly, the majority of Nigerians had no access to electricity and even the supply to those provided was not steady.
It is against these shortcomings that led the Federal Government of Nigeria to embark on power sector reforms aggressively to revive NEPA and make it more efficient and effective in responding to the desires of the teeming public.
Later in the new millennium, the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) was declared a public limited Company, shortly after that, it was rebranded and the name was changed to Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN.
In 2013 a new organization called Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was initiated to take over PHCN since they could not arrest the poor electricity issues in the country. Empowered by an Act of the parliament- The Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act 2005, NERC was charged with the responsibility of monitoring and regulating of the Nigerian electricity industry, issuing of licenses to market participants, as well as ensuring compliance with accepted market rules and operating principles.
The NERC was divided into separate companies and entities known as Local Electric Distribution Companies or Local Distribution Companies (LDC) with the responsibility of handling Electricity distribution in each state or region in the country.
Presently, the commission comprises of eleven (11) Electricity Distribution companies, six (6) Electricity Generation companies, and 1 transmission company.
Below is the full list of electricity Distribution companies and their addresses:
List of Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in Nigeria.
Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC)
No. 1 Ziquinchor Street, Off IBB Way, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.
Franchise Area covered: FCT, Kogi, Nasarawa & most parts of Niger States
Call Centre: 0815-018-1818, 0815-019-1919
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC)
No 5, Akpakpava Street, Benin City, Edo State.
Franchise Area Covered: Edo, Ekiti, Delta, Ondo
Call Centre: 08039012323
Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDC)
24/25 Marina Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State.
Franchise Area: Southern Lagos State (Ojo, Festac, Ijora, Mushin (also covers Orile areas), Apapa, Lekki (also covers Ibeju areas), Lagos Island (also covers Ajele areas) & part of Ogun State (Agbara)
Call Centre: 07080655555
Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc (EEDC)
1 Okpara Avenue, Enugu, Enugu State.
Franchise Area: Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo
Call Centre: 08121020423
Ibadan Electricity Distribution Plc (IBEDC)
Capital Building, 115 Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Franchise Area: Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara and parts of Niger, Ekiti and Kogi states.
Call Centre: 09039000065, 09053698850, 09053698851
Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC)
Address: Secretariat Rd, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos State.
Franchise Area: Parts of Lagos States (Abule Egba, Akowonjo, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Oshodi, Shomolu)
Call Centre: 07000225543, 01-7000-250, 01-448-3900
Jos Electricity Distribution Plc (JEDC)
9 Ahmadu Bello Way, Jos, Plateau State.
Franchise Area: Bauchi, Benue, Gombe Plateau
Call Centre: 0706-940-3531
Kaduna Electricity Distribution Plc (KNEDC)
No 1-2 Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna, Kaduna State.
Franchise Area: Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara
Call Centre: 0817-403-5711
Kano Electricity Distribution Plc (KEDC)
1 Niger Street, P.M.B 3089, Kano State
Franchise Area: Kano, Katsina, Jigawa
Call Centre: 0700-5555-1111
Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc (PHEDC)
No 42, Obi Wali Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Franchise Area: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Rivers
Call Centre: 08139834000, 08139834001, 08139834002, 09087838800, 09087838801
Yola Electricity Distribution Company Plc (YEDC)
No 2 Atiku Abubakar Road, Jimeta-Yola, Adamawa State.
Franchise Area: Adamawa, Borno, Taraba & Yobe
Call Centre: 0903-885-3308, 0903-885-3247
Electricity Generation companies in Nigeria
Afam Power Plc
Afam, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Phone: +234 803 740 0039
Egbin Power Plc
Address: Egbin, Ikorodu, Lagos State
Kainji Hydro-Electric Plc
Kainji Power Station Complex, P.M.B. 1111, New Bussa, Niger State
Sapele Power Plc
Shiroro Hydro-Electric Plc
Shiroro Local Government, Niger State, Nigeria
Ughelli Power Plc
Kilometer 20 Ughelli-Patani Road, before Ughelli Town.
Phone No: 07031986595
Power Transmission Company
Transmission Company of Nigeria
Resting our focus on electricity distribution in Nigeria, coupled with the arrival of prepaid meters here and there, this is to inform you that what you are charged as electricity tariff is dependent on the electricity distribution company that covers your area.
Likewise, the amount of money spent on electricity tariff depends on your tariff plan or class. The tariff class is categorized into five (5) classes and ranked A-E. They include;
Class A: Residential
This class has an outsized number of patrons because it is charged for residential areas and it is peculiar to most customers. So when paying electricity bills for your house or compound, you are operating a Class A tariff plan.
Class B: Commercial
As the name implies, the tariff class is meant for commercial purpose and it covers customers who uses electric power in their shops, offices and other places of work but not for those residents in the area.
Class C: Industrial
This tariff plan is mostly allocated to customers that use their premises for production or manufacturing purposes.
Class D: Special
This is a tariff class that is billed for hotels, Churches, Schools, Mosques, Hospitals, Government Institutes, and some parastatals, Universities, etc.
This tariff class is used in area with street lights.
Conclusively, this article has made us to apprehend the history of electricity generation in Nigeria as well as the companies charged with the responsibility of electricity transmission and distribution in the country. Also categories of tariffs class and the nature of customers that falls under each.
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