The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued permits to Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, KDEDC, and Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, Meter Asset Providers, MAPs, in accordance with section 4(3) of the MAP regulations NERC- R-112 of 2018.
General Manager, Public Affairs of NERC, Dr. Usman Arabi, in a statement on Thursday said the MAPs were successful in the procurements conducted by Kaduna and Eko DisCos.
Arabi said section 4(3) of the MAP regulation 2018 required all electricity distribution licensees to engage MAPs that would assist, as investors, in closing the metering gap and thus eliminate the practice of estimated billing in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, NESI.
According to him, Kaduna DisCo has appointed Crest Hill Engineering Limited, Holley Metering Limited, Integrated Power Nigeria Limited and MOJEC International Limited to supply meters in its coverage areas.
He said Eko DisCo had also appointed Armese Consulting Ltd, Bendoricks Integrated Limited, CIG Metering Assets Nigeria Limited, Gospel DigitalTechnology, Integrated Resources Limited, Mojec International Limited and Turbo Energy Limited to provide meters within its franchise under MAP.
Arabi explained that the commission had directed that the rollout of meters would commence not later than May 1.
“Customers of these DisCos should expect from the commencement of rollout date for meters to be installed in their premises within 10 working days of making payment to MAPs in accordance with section 18 (3) of the MAP regulations 2018.
“MAPs shall charge an upfront amount of N36,991.50 for single phase meters and N67,055.85 for three phase meters.
“These costs of meters are inclusive of supply, installation, maintenance and replacement of meters over its technical life.”
The NERC spokesperson said the commission shall monitor closely the rollout plan of distribution licensees and overall compliance with the regulations and various service agreements by the MAP and electricity distribution licensees.