Three meter asset providers on Friday announced their readiness to commence the deployment of prepaid meters to about 900,000 unmetered power users. in Abuja
Consumers to benefit from the deployment of the meters by the three MAPs – Mojec International, Turbo Energy and Meron - are those located in the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger States.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company is the power firm in charge of electricity supply to the residents in the three states and Abuja.
AEDC’s Managing Director, Ernest Mupwaya, said the three MAPs had commenced the sales of 900,000 meters to customers, following the May 1, 2019 date that was given by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission mandating Discos and MAPs to deploy meters to unmetered customers across the country.
Mupwaya said Mojec would install and maintain meters for power users in the FCT and Kogi State, Turbo Energy would do same for customers in Niger, while Meron would handle consumers in Nasarawa State.
The Managing Director, Turbo Energy, Daniel Obemure, explained that power users now had the choice of making meter purchase and could choose to pay over a period of three to five years, adding that his firm had the capacity to meet the meter demand in its area of operation.
He said, “Power consumers using these meters now have a period of about three to five years to pay for the facility. As you are vending, a certain percentage will be deducted to offset the cost of the meter.”