Maduako Igbokwe I Friday, January 6, 2023
ENUGU, Nigeria – The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) will this January start mobile MAP metering to its customers in Anambra State.
In a statement issued on Thursday by Head corporate communication, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Eze and made available to news men in Awka Anambra state,he said the operation will enable consumer access prepaid meters within 48 hours of application.
“The exercise, which allows customers to pay and get metered, and reimbursed with the value of the cost of meter through energy over a period, is a conscious way the company has adopted to close the existing metering gap in its network.
It is designed to be implemented according to Feeders, with 3 different locations selected within the areas covered by the Feeder, where metering will be going on simultaneously. Customers within these areas will be pre-notified of when the exercise will be carried out within their neighborhood.
With Ogidi District taking the lead, its Umunya Feeder has been selected for the kick-off on the 10th of January 2023, and the exercise will be happening simultaneously for 3 days in the following locations: St. Paul Anglican Church, Ogidi, Ochendo Hall, Ogidi and Afor Market Townhall Office, Obosi.
Customers residing in the listed locations are expected to visit the site along with a valid form of identification (either Drivers License, Voters Card, NIN or International Passport) and a copy of their bills. At the location, EEDC officials will assist customers with the MAP application process, and installation will be made once payment is confirmed.
The Single-phase meter goes for N63,061.27 while the Three-phase meter is N117,910.69. The prices are all inclusive of VAT.
Customers are therefore encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and get metered, bearing in mind that they will be reimbursed with the value of the cost of the meter through energy, over a period.
This exercise is carried out by EEDC in conjunction with its MAPs (Meter Asset Providers) – MOJEC International Limited and Advanced Energy Management Services (AEMS).
MAP is a metering intervention designed and approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to close the existing metering gap in the sector. It will be recalled that in June 2022, EEDC launched the pilot of mobile MAP metering in Enugu and has executed the same in several locations within the metropolis.
The company reaffirmed that it is in its best interest to have all its customers metered, which informed its commitment towards ensuring that its customers are metered, as that is the only way they can manage their consumption and pay for what they consume”