Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) says about 150 million dollars is required to finance metering of electricity customers in its coverage areas of Kogi, Niger, Nasarawa and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Daily Post reports.
AEDC’s Managing Director, Mr Ernest Mupwaya, said this while making a presentation to the House Committee on Privatisation, who was on oversight visit to the company. Mupwaya said the huge cost of metering was one of the challenges to mass metering of all the customers.
He, however, said the company had a target of installing 120,000 meters yearly, adding that 146,000 meters had been installed so far. He told the house committee members that AEDC was in the final process of procuring another 320,000 meters to accelerate metering of residential customers.
On Large Power Users (LPU), he said AEDC had successfully installed meters for all the 4,000 LPU customers and installed a technology to improve security and tampering detection on the equipment. He also said that the technology was designed to help monitor the quality of power supply and power flow to the customers.
Culled from energymix
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