Mkpoikana Udoma -31 January 2016, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – The Port-Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, says, as the new electricity tariff comes into effect on Monday February 1, customers would be the ones to determine their final bills based on their actual consumption.
Speaking at a quarterly press conference in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, the Chief Executive Officer, PHED, Mr. Jay McCoskey, said although new tariffs have been introduced, customers might actually not pay more as the company would also introduce energy efficient solutions such as special light bulbs into the market to help users manage their consumption.
According to him, with the introduction of these energy efficient appliances, customers’ actual consumption would be the determining factor on the bills that customers pay.
He noted that this was the reason why the company would intensify its mass metering program, as studies have shown that with pre-paid meters, electricity users consume between 12-15 % less electricity than those using post-paid meters.
McCoskey also said the company would deliver improved services for its customers and also implement a 24/7 customer services and easier payment systems into the network.