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How NERC issues meter installation permits to Eko, Kaduna DisCo’s MAPs


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.

Source:  NAN.

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