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Step-by-step guide to checking your electricity tariff with AEDC

Vaseline 2 months ago

Following the electricity tariff hike by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) a few days ago, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) is providing an online platform where customers can easily check their tariff range, account balance and more.

Where are AEDC’s franchise areas?
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) supplies electricity to residents of FCT (Abuja), Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states.

This guide provides a simple process for accessing this vital information.

How to check your rate band online:

Follow these steps:

1. Visit the AEDC website –

2. Navigate to the ‘Check your balance/rate’ section.

3. Enter your ‘Account Number’ or ‘Meter Number’

4. Your account number, balance and rate band are displayed.

Demystifying rate bands:
AEDC categorizes customers into rate bands based on the average hours of electricity supply received daily. The bands range from A to E, with Band A customers receiving 20-24 hours of power daily, decreasing to Band E customers receiving 4-8 hours.

Belt hours with supplies
A 20-24 hours
(225 kWh)

B 4-8 p.m
(68.56 kWh)

C 12-16 hours
(56.91 kWh)

D 8-12 hours
(41.20 kWh)

E 4-8 hours
(41.21 kWh)

What determines your rate band?

Your placement in a specific rate band depends on the ‘feeder band’, which reflects the average daily electricity supply in your region. This categorization is beyond the control of individual customers as it is directly related to the supply capacity and quality of infrastructure in the area.

To address rate group issues:

If you have any concerns about your rate class classification, AEDC encourages you to contact their customer service team with your account or meter number for assistance. While customers cannot change their rate range directly, improvements in local infrastructure and offerings can obviously lead to a reclassification over time.