• Abuja DISCO to procure, install 80,000 meters free of charge to electricity consumers – MD

    Abuja DISCO to procure, install 80,000 meters free of charge to electricity consumers – MD

    According to reports, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company says it will procure and install 80,000 meters free of charge to more customers under its mass metering project.

    A statement by AEDC’s Head, Public Relations and Media, Ahmed Shekarau, stated that the Managing Director of AEDC, Ernest Mupwaya, announced this when the management of Bureau of Public Enterprises visited the AEDC office.

    Mupwaya said the meters were in addition to the 57,000 installed for customers through the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation.

    He […]

  • Over 4m electricity consumers yet to get meter – NERC

    Over 4m electricity consumers yet to get meter – NERC

    The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission says over four million electricity consumers are yet to get prepaid meters in the country.

    Dr. Anthony Akah, the Acting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the NERC, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.

    Akah said although the commission had improved on the system, unavailability of company manufacturing the device was hindering maximum provision of meter to Nigerians.

    He said: “You have to order them, you […]

  • FG bans purchase of transformers by electricity consumers

    FG bans purchase of transformers by electricity consumers

    The Federal Government has outlawed the procurement of transformers by electricity consumers, maintaining that it remains the duty of distribution companies (Discos).

    It also charged operators in the nation’s power sector to improve investments in order to upgrade their networks.

    The government equally expressed readiness to offset the electricity bills owed by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) put at N97 billion by the Discos.

    The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who made the disclosures during a meeting with officials of […]