Eko DISCO employs more consultants to meet FG`s directive on metering


The Management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Tuesday said that it had employed more consultants to meet up with the Federal Government`s directive on metering.
Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Public Affairs Unit of the company stated this in Lagos.

Idemudia said that the employment of consultants was to fast-track the installation of over 100,000 prepaid meters recently purchased by the company.
On March 16, the Federal Government gave marching orders to Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCO) in the country to supply pre- paid meters to electricity consumers without further delay.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), made this known at the end of his third monthly meeting with operators in the power sector in Enugu.

Fashola had told the DISCOs to meet their responsibilities of meeting the demands of their customers by supplying them with pre-paid meters to avoid estimated billings.

The General Manager said that metres had been installed for consumers who applied for prepaid metres through Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) within the zone.

He said that between the month of February and March 21, about 6978 prepaid meters were installed to consumers under the CAPMI scheme.

“The company has just received another batch of 100,000 prepaid metres while 40,000 prepaid will be received in April.

“EKEDC is coming up with a time-table for all consumers in all business units within the company.

“The time-table will state when each of our consumers will be metered; this is because we cannot meter all our consumers at the same time,’’ he said.

Idemudia said that the company was taking the metering seriously and was making efforts to ensure that it satisfied the yearnings of its consumers.

According to him, installing meters to consumers is to the company’s advantage at it would reduce complaints from them.

He said that the company, because of the integrity of the meters it was installing, was sure that it would get accurate amount for energy consumed by its consumers.

“Consumers will now recharge based on their consumption because there is no more fixed charge,” he said.


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