Distribution companies operating in Nigeria want the Meter Assets Provider Scheme introduced by the Nigerian electricity regulatory commission in 2018 to achieve its set goals.
Metering has remained a great concern to the Nigerian electricity regulatory commission and the federal government as consumers and electricity distributors have continued to be a logger heads over issues around estimated billings.
Data from NERC as at April 2019 reveals that out of 8.8 million electricity consumers in the country, about 5.04 million are yet to be metered representing a 57 percent deficit in metering.
The metering assets providers scheme was introduced by the regulator to bridge this metering gap and as part of efforts aimed at making this a reality, ikeja electric and it’s MAP provider embarked on this sensitisation exercise.
For the local meter manufacturer, the capacity to bridge the metering gap is available in country to carter for the MAP scheme.
A debt resolution panel has been put together by ikeja electric at its six business units to address disputed outstanding bills and ensure proper reconciliation.
They are putting together sensitisation exercises aimed at explaining registration processes, surveys, payments and installation of the meters.