The Enugu Electricity Distribution has commenced mass meter rollout to its customers under the National Mass Metering Programme, an initiative of Nigeria’s government designed to ensure speedy deployment of meters to electricity customers.
EEDC disclosed this in a statement by the Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, assuring that the meters will get to the customers free, as they will not be required to make any upfront payment to be metered.
Ezeh advised customers against falling victim to persons that might want to extort them, saying, “The mass metering programme comes at no cost to our customers, and we kicked off last week (on) Thursday, using select feeders under our Ogui and Abakpa Districts as a pilot. Already, a pre-installation survey has begun at these pilot locations and meters are being installed simultaneously.
“Customers are requested to cooperate with EEDC as the modalities for deployment will be according to feeders and distribution substations. Information on this will be made available to customers as the exercise progresses. It is expected that by the end of 2021, a substantial number of electricity customers within the EEDC network would have been metered.
“The NMMP programme will go a long way in reducing the high ATC&C losses, enhance EEDC’s revenue, eliminate issues bordering on estimated billing, and also enable customers to manage their energy consumption.
EEDC reaffirmed its commitment to metering its customers and ensuring that the NMMP which will help close the metering gap and gradually put an end to issues around estimated billing succeed.
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