‘N88b debt, recession threaten metering’

Over N88 billion debt owed by customers and the economic downturn are responsible for the slow metering of consumers in Ikeja Electric Plc, The Nation has learnt. The firm’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr. Felix Ofulue, said Ikeja Electric has a robust metering programme but owing to the  recession in the country coupled with the huge debt, […]

FG to roll out 3m prepaid meters

More than three million pre-payment meters are to be rolled out under the Federal Government’s intervention programme, power minister Babatunde Fashola said Sunday. It comes after Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have been deemed incapable of providing meters for homes across the country since 2003 when they were awarded the contract. FULL STORY – DAILY TRUST

Jos Disco to send 840 meters to NEMSA

The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), is to send additional 840 smart prepaid meters to the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) station in Kaduna for re-testing, JEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications, Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah has stated. The company, according to Elijah in a press statement has already sent 660 meters to NEMSA and […]

AEDC to install 30,000 new metres

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said it has metred 88,000 customers in its four states franchise area while 30,000 metres are being installed to reduce complaints about the estimated billing methodology. A statement by its spokesman, Ahmed Shekarau, said AEDC had not overestimated its customers in the payment of electricity bills as its data […]

FG Bans Transformer Purchase by Electricity Consumers

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared as the common practice of electricity consumers in the country buying transformers for themselves as unacceptable. To this end the Minister Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has announced that henceforth, electricity consumers are to desist from this practice and leave the purchase to the Distribution Companies (DISCOs). According to […]

Supply prepaid metres to consumers, govt urges Discos

The Federal Government has ordered electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country to supply prepaid meters to electric consumers without further delay. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) gave the order at the end of his third monthly meeting with operators in the power sector at the Ugwuaji Transmission Station, Enugu, […]

Discos Defy Court Order, Begin Implementation of New Electricity Tariffs

Despite subsisting court order and the resolution of the Senate against the implementation of the new electricity tariffs across the country, the electricity distribution companies have commenced billing customers with the new rates. It was also gathered that the new tariffs, which took effect on February 1, 2016, have been reflected in March 2016 electricity bills. […]

Electricity: Angry customers lodge 47,127 complaints in 2015 – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said customers lodged 47,127 complaints within the fourth quarter of  2015, indicating high dissatisfaction with the 11 Distribution companies (Discos). NERC acting Head, Dr. Anthony Akah, said this at a training session on customer complaints handling for staff of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), at Keffi, Nasarawa State. […]

Electricity: Law demands all customers to be metered from 2020

The new electricity Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2015 mandates the 11 Distribution companies (Discos) to complete metering of all unmetered electricity customers one year after they exhaust their 2019 five-year metering plan, Daily Trust reports. The Order No.142 issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) signed by the former chairman, Dr Sam Amadi, and […]

Why DISCOs are phasing out analogue meters, by EKEDC chief

Non-Functioning  of analogue meters, shortage of spare parts and  advent of smart meters, among others, are reasons the Distribution Companies (DisCos) are phasing out analogue meters, The Nation has learnt. It was gathered that many of the analogue meters are old, thereby making it difficult for the power distribution firms to get accurate reading  from […]

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