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Deadline For Renewal Of Captive Power Permit In Nigeria

Deadline For Renewal Of Captive Power Permit In Nigeria

Deadline For Renewal Of Captive Power Permit In Nigeria. Daily Law Tips (Tip 349) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

It is illegal to generate over 1 MegaWatt (MW) of electric power in any part of Nigeria without a Captive Power Permit from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). A Captive Power Permit is needed to generate over 1MW of electricity in any part of Nigeria for private consumption without transmitting/distributing or selling such to any other person. A Permit lasts for 5 years and can be renewed. Where a holder of such permit wishes to renew such, he must make an application for renewal to NERC at least 3 months before the expiration of the permit. Failure to adhere is a contravention of NERC Regulation, punishable with fine of not more than #100,000.00 and or imprisonment for not more than 1 year and it is also a ground for cancellation of Permit.


Clauses 1, 2, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14 of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (Permits for Captive Power Generation) Regulations, 2008.


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