“The MAP project stipulates that all electricity customers are metered. Effective metering would bring stable supply and efficiency. “If there is no constant power, customers would not be able to recharge their pre-paid meters and equally DisCos would not be able to recoup their money within the specified number of years,” he said.
The EMMAN scribe said the meter providers would also ensure prompt metering and effective management of households, to get their money back within the specified number of years as agreed. He said the project was a win-win situation for meter manufacturers, DisCos and consumers.
According to Ibrahim, the MAP regulation provides that all households are metered once there are requests from consumers. He noted that some DisCos had placed advertorials for meter providers to apply to them, which he said, was a good development for the sector. Ibrahim urged NERC to ensure strict monitoring and compliance with terms of the project by all parties. NAN also reports that NERC has approved and granted licences to 35 companies to participate in the meter procurement process.
The companies are: Huawei Technology Company Nigeria Ltd., Bilview Energy Ltd., Chintech Electro Nigeria Ltd., Holley Metering Ltd., Meron Nigeria Ltd., and Integrated Power Ltd. Others are MBH Power Ltd., Trimani Engineering Ltd., Sapropel Energy Resources Ltd., Megawatt Distribution International Ltd., Unistar Hi-Tech Systems Ltd. and MOMAS Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd. Imperial Infrastructure Development Company Ltd., Ratio Consulting Ltd., Protogy Global Services Ltd., Paktim Metering Nigeria Ltd., and Sabrud Consortium Nigeria Ltd., among others.
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