Getting Electricity

Improving Access To Power Supply

Following the passage of the NERC Order 172, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), in collaboration with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) and Kano Electricity Distribution company (KEDCO) has introduced reforms to simplify the processes for getting electricity, with the aim to improve time and cost efficiency

Reforms implemented in simplifying the process of getting electricity

Introduction of E-system for application and approval for new connections to the power grid
  • Electricity users can now log on to an online application portal to apply for connection to an electricity distribution grid by the local Disco (E.g. IKEDC, IKEDC, KEDCO, etc.)
The number of steps involved in the application process for new connections to the distribution grid now reduced from 8 to 5
  • Reduction in number of procedures for new connections to the distribution grid
Introduction of E-system for application and approval for new connections to the power grid
  • Now, new connections to the electricity distribution grids can be expected within 30 days, down from 191 days


New connections to electricity distribution grids can be done in 5 easy steps only
Connection to distribution grid can now be done in 30 days
Sudden power outages, without prior notification, can be sanctioned
Implementation of abridged Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for mini grid projects by Federal Ministry of Environment (FME)
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone A00, Central Business District Abuja, F.C.T, Nigeria +23494621400 / +23494621410 Learn More
Yola Electricity Distribution Company Plc (YEDC) No 2 Atiku Abubakar Road, Jimeta-Yola, Adamawa State 0903-885-3308, 0903-885-3247 Adamawa, Borno, Taraba & Yobe Learn More
Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) Secretariat Rd, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos State 0700-022-5543, 01-7000-250, 01-448-3900 Parts of Lagos States (Abule Egba, Akowonjo, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Oshodi, Shomolu) Learn More
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) No 5, Akpakpava Street, Benin City, Edo State 08039012323 Edo, Ekiti, Delta, Ondo Learn More
Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC) No. 1 Ziquinchor Street, Off IBB Way, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja 0815-018-1818, 0815-019-1919 FCT, Kogi, Nasarawa & most parts of Niger States Learn More
Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDC) 24/25 Marina Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State 07080655555 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) Learn More
Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc (EEDC) 1 Okpara Avenue, Enugu, Enugu State 0812-102-0423 Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo Learn More
Ibadan Electricity Distribution Plc (IBEDC) Capital Building, 115 Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo State 0903-900-0065, 0905-369-8850, 0905-369-8851 Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara and parts of Niger, Ekiti and Kogi states Learn More
Jos Electricity Distribution Plc (JEDC) 9 Ahmadu Bello Way, Jos, Plateau State 0706-940-3531 Bauchi, Benue, Gombe Plateau Learn More
Kaduna Electricity Distribution Plc (KNEDC) No 1-2 Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna, Kaduna State 0817-403-5711 Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara Learn More
Kano Electricity Distribution Plc (KEDC) 1 Niger Street, P.M.B 3089, Kano State 0700-5555-1111 Kano, Katsina, Jigawa Learn More
Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc (PHEDC) No 42, Obi Wali Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State 0813-983-4000, 0813-983-4001, 0813-983-4002, 0908-783-8800, 0908-783-8801, 0908-783-8802 Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Rivers Learn More
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