Home Business NERC permits firms to rollout 1.4 million meters

NERC permits firms to rollout 1.4 million meters

- Advertisement -

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) issued permits to Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) to roll out 1,400,000 meters.

The directive, according to a statement that the NERC’s General Manager, Public Affairs Department, Dr. Usman Abba Arabi issued on Saturday, is in line with section 4(3) of the MAP Regulations 2018, to MAPs that were successful in the procurements conducted by Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Plc (“AEDC”) and Jos Electricity Distribution Company Plc (“JEDC”).

- Advertisement -

The statement noted that section 4(3) of the MAP Regulation 2018 requires all electricity distribution licensees to engage MAPs that would assist, as investors, in closing the metering gap and thus eliminating the practice of estimated billing in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (“NESI”).

AEDC, said the commission, has appointed Mojec International Limited, Meron Consortium and Turbo Engineering Limited to provide 487,000, 213,000 and 200,000 meters respectively while JEDC has appointed the Triple 7 and Mojec International Limited consortium to provide 500,000 meters.

The Commission has directed that the rollout of meters shall commence no later than the 1st of May 2019. Customers of AEDC and JEDC 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 a maximum of N36,991.50 for single phase meters and N67,055.85 for three phase meters. These costs are inclusive of supply, installation, maintenance and replacement of meters over its technical life.

The Commission shall monitor closely the rollout plan of distribution licensees and overall compliance with the regulation and various service agreements by the MAP and electricity distribution licensees.

Click Here To Visit The leading Education Platform Click Here To Read Latest News in Nigeria

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

5G adoption will enhance digital economy in Nigeria

An IT expert, Mr Jide Awe, on Saturday said that adopting the 5G network would enhance digital economy in Nigeria. Awe made the assertion in...

The end of the MIUI Global Beta program for all devices – Mi Community

Current trend as MIUI is Xiaomi’s heavily customized Android skin for its smartphones and ever since it first started MIUI back in 2010, it...

ICT essential to improve education –

The Proprietor of Legacy Nursery and Primary School, Ilorin, Mr David Olusegun has suggested Information Communication Technology (ICT) as important tools to improve teaching...

Huawei delays its first 5G phone Mate X

Huawei’s first 5G phone, the $2,600 foldable tablet-phone hybrid Mate X, will miss its originally expected June release date in favor of a revised...

Motorola One Action leaked

A render of the One Action has surfaced, showing us what it looks like. The Motorola One Action looks similar to the One Vision announced last month. It...