Eko Electricity flags off new metering system

electric-meters19 August 2013, Lagos — Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKDC, has flagged off the Credited Advanced Payment for Metering Implementation, CAPMI, Scheme with Mojec International Limited and Mojec Meter Company.

Addressing stakeholders at the event, Chief Executive Officer of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Oladele Amoda said the scheme is necessary to urgently address the metering gap and complaints on billing and other components of service delivery by the company.’

He explained that the scheme implies that consumers can apply and pay for meters which will be installed within 48 hours and get their money reimbursed over a period of time as a means of discount on their electricity consumption.

The CAPMI Scheme is optional and will run concurrently alongside the government existing meter roll out programme.

It was designed as an alternative for consumers who are willing to make advance payments to their distribution companies for speedy installations of prepaid meters, thereby helping to reduce their electricity bill. The customers are then refunded for the cost of the meter by way of monthly reductions on the fixed charge elements on their electricity bills over a period of time.

In a rigorous bidding process, Eko Electricity Distribution Company selected Mojec International limited alongside another local supplier who have been pre -certified and accredited by National Electricity Regulatory Commission as manufacturers, suppliers, and installers to flag off the scheme.

– Daily Trust

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