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Some Issues to Note on the Declaration of Eligible Customer in Nigeria’s Electricity Market - Nigerian Law Today
In a bid to create a regulatory environment for power producers to earn more for power generated, Nigeria’s Minister of Power declared the activation of the Eligible Customer regime. This declaration was pursuant to section 27 of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005, which empowers the Minister to designate the class or classes of end-use customers that constitute eligible customers. An eligible customer is defined under the Act as a customer who is eligible to purchase power from a licensee, other than the Discos.