Lagos — The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has issued permits to Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc, Yola Electricity Distribution Company Plc, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc, and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc, Disco’s Meter Asset Providers, MAPs.
In an updated list seen by SweetcrudeReports, NERC said the move was in accordance with section 4(3) of the MAP Regulations- NERC- R-112 of 2018, to MAPs that were successful in the procurements conducted by Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc, PHED, Yola Electricity Distribution Company Plc, YEDC, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc, EEDC, and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc, IBEDC.
Section 4(3) of the MAP Regulation 2018 requires all electricity distribution licensees to engage MAPs that would assist, as investors, in closing the metering gap and thus eliminating the practice of estimated billing in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, NESI.
PHED appointed Armese Consulting Ltd and Holley Metering Ltd, YEDC appointed Chris Ejik International Agencies Ltd, EEDC appointed Mojec International Ltd, while IBEDC appointed CWG Plc, Integrated Resources Ltd, Mojec International Ltd, Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd, New Hampshire Capital Ltd, Protogy Global Services Ltd, and Tinuten Nigeria Ltd respectively, to provide meters within their respective franchise under MAP.
The Commission had directed the commencement of rollout of meters no later than the 1st of May 2019.
Customers of discos should expect from the commencement of rollout date for meters to be installed in their premises within 10 working days of making payment to MAPs.
MAPs are expected to charge an upfront amount of N36,991.50 for single phase meters and N67,055.85 for three-phase meters respectively. These costs of meters are inclusive of supply, installation, maintenance, and replacement of meters over its technical life.