Lagos — The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has urged electricity consumers to cooperate with the distribution companies during the enumeration exercises.
In a statement by the commission, doing so would aid the metering process and also help with resolving customers’ complaints.
NERC had directed all eleven DisCos to embark on a compulsory customer enumeration so as to know how many meters needed to bridge the metering gap.
However, the Commission had given a March ending deadline for completion of the exercise.
Despite the deadline date, the Commission is yet to announce the next step of action to defaulters, as there appear to be no traces of an ongoing customers enumeration exercise.
Instead, the Commission and the DisCos are currently bogged down by licensing of Meter Assets Providers, MAPs.
The NERC currently licensed few MAPs under just four DisCos- Abuja Disco, Benin Disco, Ikeja Disco, and Jos Disco.
The metering rollout will begin May 1.
While Abuja Disco appointed Mojec International Limited, Meron Consortium and Turbo Engineering Limited to provide 487,000, 213,000 and 200,000 meters respectively, Jos Disco appointed the Triple 7 and Mojec International Limited consortium to provide 500,000 meters.
Ikeja Disco appointed Mojec International Limited- (399,790 meters), Consolidated Infrastructure Group Ltd- (397,922 meters) and New Hamshire Capital Ltd-(276,699 meters) respectively within the Ikeja Disco franchise under MAP. While Benin Disco has appointed FLT Energy System Ltd, G-Unit Engineering Ltd, Inlaks Power Solution Ltd, Sabrud Consortium Nigeria Ltd and Turbo Energy Ltd to provide meters within its franchise.
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 are inclusive of supply, installation, maintenance, and replacement of meters over its technical life.