We’re ready to implement prepaid meter policy in Abuja, others – AEDC

Electricity prepaid meters used to illustrate the story.
Electricity prepaid meters used to illustrate the story.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) says it has received the approval of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to begin installation of meters, under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) policy.

NAN reports that the policy was designed to address the metering gap within its franchise areas of FCT, Kogi, Niger and Nasarawa states.

AEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Oyebode Fadipe, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the commencement of the field operations of MAP, initiated by NERC, was a huge and visible effort on the part of the regulator to address the metering gap in the sector.

“For us in AEDC, the MAP policy speaks to our overall transformation agenda for greater service delivery to our customers.

“The metering programme will not only engender billing integrity and improve our revenue base, (but) it will also cut down sharply the issue of estimated billing, which has remained a source of concern to our customers.”

He said AEDC was currently working with the NERC approved MAP to perfect necessary logistics associated with the commencement of the field work.

NAN reports that NERC in a statement on Saturday announced that that the installation of meters under MAP would begin on May 1.

The commission had said that Abuja and Jos DisCos had completed the procurement process of MAP and would begin the installation of meters with their meter providers. (NAN)

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