A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

BEDC appeals against energy theft in areas of operation

*Benin Electricity Distribution Company.

Lucky Omas

08 July 2018, Sweetcrude, Warri, Delta State —  Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC has enjoined electricity consumers in Delta, Ondo, Ekiti and Edo states to avoid energy theft, promising that it was making frantic efforts shore up electricity supply in all its areas of operations.

Head of Operations of the Disco, Adekunle Tayo in a statement circulated to newsmen in Warri, Delta state the firm was replacing aging equipment to improve power supply.

The statement further assured that with the new Asset Meter Provider scheme of the federal government more consumers would be metered

“We expect full metering of all customers with the advent of Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme of the federal government. We shall close the metering gap and thus end estimated billing, but pending when that happens we shall continue to ensure credible billing for power consumed. The regulator, the Nigerian Electricity RegulatoryMAP Commission (NERC) advises customers to pay the last undisputed bill pending when complaints on estimated billing will be sorted out.”, the statement read in parts.

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