28 February 2019, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The number of firms granted ‘No Objection’ in the Meter Access Providers, MAP, scheme by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has risen by six, SweetcrudeReports can authoritatively report.
The draft list of companies under scheme seen by this newspaper as at Tuesday showed that the number has grown from 115 as at last November to 121.
The newly added companies are ABH Integrated Resources Limited, Accumeter Limited, Access Power Limited, Afri Crown Ventures Limited, Afro Chinese Infrastructure Investment Limited, and Agirun Limited.
Those added last November include, Afri Crown Ventures Limited, Bestyce Nigeria Limited, Beacon Energy Development Services Limited, Omal Continental Business Services Limited, Bel Power Limited, Everus Integrated Limited, Koby Global Engineering Services Limited, Klartek Nigeria Limited, City Matrix Nigeria Limited, Erasko Energy Limited, AKP Technique Limited, Misiweng Company Limited, Telecard Pribor Nigeria Limited, and Hybrid Oil & Gas Services Limited.
Names included last October were; Gospell Digital Technology Limited; G-Unit Engineering Limited; Stag Engineering Nigeria Limited; Lafred Engineering Limited; Omniswift Nigeria Limited; Integrated Resources Limited; Yutali Nigeria Limited; Chris-Ejik International Agencies Limited; FLT Energy System Limited; G5 Utilities Solutions Limited; PPC Limited and Afro Chinese Infrastructure Investment Limited.
The first list released in May had 22 firms, after which another 13 was added in June.
Successful bidders from procurement process will obtain the Meter Asset Provider Permit from the Commission after entering into a Metering Service Agreement with electricity distribution companies.
Services to be provided by Meter Asset Providers will include financing, procurement, installation, repair and replacement of electricity meters, according to the MAP Regulations 2018.