Lagos — The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has issued permits to Meter Asset Providers, MAPs.
In a statement by the Commission on Saturday, the permits were issued on the 5th of April.
According to NERC, the move was in accordance with section 4(3) of the MAP Regulations 2018, to MAPs that were successful in the procurements conducted by Abuja and Jos Discos.
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.
AEDC appointed Mojec International Limited, Meron Consortium and Turbo Engineering Limited to provide 487,000, 213,000 and 200,000 meters respectively, while JEDC appointed the Triple 7 and Mojec International Limited consortium to provide 500,000 meters.
NERC said it has directed that the rollout of meters should commence no later than May 1, 2019, adding that customers of AEDC and JEDC should expect from the takeoff of rollout date for meters, to be installed in their premises within 10 working days of making payment to MAPs.
The MAPs are expected to charge a maximum of N36,991.50 for single phase meters and N67,055.85 for three-phase meters.
These costs, NERC said are inclusive of supply, installation, maintenance, and replacement of meters over its technical life.
“The Commission shall monitor closely the rollout plan of distribution licensees and overall compliance with the regulation and various service agreements by the MAP and electricity distribution licensees,” the statement reads.