372,728 Meters To Be Distributed In Abuja And Environs

By Ikenga Chronicles August 7, 2018

372,728 Meters To Be Distributed In Abuja And Environs

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has disclosed that about 372,728 meters have arrived for distribution within the Federal Capital Territory as well as in Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states.

The firm announced on Monday that it would commence the deployment of additional 222,728 meters valued at about N10bn beginning from Wednesday (tomorrow ).

About 150,000 of the meters were distributed by the firm to electricity users in its franchise area in the first phase of its mass metering project.

With the growing pressure from the National Assembly for metering, the AEDC said the meter deployment exercise was part of its determination to achieve 100 percent metering of its customers to engender public confidence in its billing process.

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The Managing Director, AEDC, Ernest Mupwaya, said the exercise would also complement the Meter Asset Provider Scheme that was initiated by the NERC to accelerate the metering of all power users across the country.

He said the firm was implementing the second phase of its mass metering project in partnership with the Meron Consortium, a group comprising meter manufacturers, financiers, installers as well as advisory services firms.

Recall that in May this year, an agreement was reached between the AEDC and the Meron Consortium for the deployment of the 222,728 prepaid meters under the second phase of the Disco’s metering project.

Mupwuya said during the meeting with the consortium in Abuja that there were many benefits associated with metering for both the Disco and its customers.

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“For customers, metering gives them the assurance of fair, transparent and accurate billing and serves as a useful tool for them to manage their consumption and costs. To the AEDC, metering equips us with intelligent data to ascertain areas of energy/revenue leakages, which will strengthen our commercial vigilance activities to plug such leakages and improve our revenue collection,” he said.