20 March 2017

Nigeria: EEDC Begins Installation of Pre-Paid Meters On Transformers

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Commission, EEDC, has started the installation of pre- paid meters on transformers across the South-East zone to curtail incidences of over-billing bulk consumers.

Head, Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Eze, made this known while responding to enquiries by Vanguard on the non-provision of pre-paid meters for individual consumers or residential houses.

Eze said: "Some communities that opted for bulk billing usually contest and complain about the bills issued to them at the end of the month.

"As a result of this, their transformer is metered as that is the only way their energy consumption can be captured or measured.

"However, metering of our customers (maximum demand and individual residential) is currently going on across our franchise area.

"It is also important to know that with the wide metering gap inherited and the huge funding needed to close this gap, there is no way all unmetered customers within our network can be metered all at once but the good thing is that we are committed to closing this gap gradually."

Nigeria

Militants Kidnap Four British Missionaries, Couple in Delta

Suspected militants in Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, have made a nuisance of the… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.