Enugu – The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has begun mass metering of customers in the five states of coverage – Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi states.
This is in line with the Federal Government objective of speedily bridging the metering gap in the country under the National Mass Metering Programme, NMMP.
Disclosing this in Enugu, EEDC’s Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, said customers in the company’s network would get the meters for free and that they would not be required to make any upfront payment for the meters.
He said: “The mass metering programme comes at no cost to our customers, and we kicked off last week Thursday, using select feeders under our Ogui and Abakpa Districts as a pilot.
“Already, the pre-installation survey has begun at these pilot locations, and meters are being installed simultaneously.
“Customers are requested to cooperate with EEDC as the modalities for deployment will be according to feeders and distribution substations. Information on this will be made available to customers as the exercise progresses”.
According tob Ezeh, customers should be careful and not fall victim to criminal elements that might want to extort them of their money with the promise of providing them meters.
He re-stated that the meters are free as he assured customers that with time, the meters will get to everyone.
it will get to everyone. It is expected that by the end of 2021,
A substantial number of customers within the EEDC network would have been metered.by the end of 2021, he said.