2.9 million households not metered, says NERC

20 April 2016, Abuja – The 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCO) in Nigeria are yet to meter about 2.9 million households since they began operating the network on November 1, 2013.

NERCNigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) made this disclosure in a statement yesterday in Abuja while meeting with the DisCos to evaluate their performance on the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Initiative (CAPMI).

According to the Statistics, of the 403,255 meters procured since 2013, customers financed the installation of 251,531 meters which is about 100,000 higher than what the DisCos have procured as at March this year.

Although the companies  signed a pact with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and NERC to close the three million metering gap over two years ago, they have failed to reach even 200,000 .

Data submitted by the 11 DisCos to NERC indicates that there are 6.159million customers’ accounts as at December last year with 3.206miilon metered. The other 2.953million customers have remained unmetered thereby raising the concerns on the estimated billing system.

 

The Nation

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