Tariff hike: AEDC apologises for over-charging Band B customers, promises refund

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc AEDC, has apologised for wrongly charging customers in Band A who have now been downgraded to Band B.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the company said the error was due to a system glitch.

The company, however, assured that the erstwhile Band A customers who were overcharged will be refunded once the issue is resolved.

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The statement read: “This is to inform customers across the Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC) franchise that we are aware of the wrong charges faced by some Band A customers who tried to recharge their meters following the new tariff regime.

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“This was due to a system glitch caused by the reclassification of some Band A customers who have now been downgraded to Band B due to the number of hours of electricity supply enjoyed over the past few weeks.

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“These erstwhile Band A customers who vended were charged the new tariff of N225 per kilowatt hour. Our team is working to identify the customers affected, and all excess charges will be refunded.

“The situation also saw some Band A customers who are now charged N225 vend at the old rate. Once the glitch is resolved, this category of customers will now recharge their meters at the new rate of N225, which will ensure they enjoy a minimum supply of 20 hours daily.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers during this change. We remain committed to improving the power supply to all categories of customers, and we crave your understanding and support as we do this.”

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