EEDC commences free mass metering exercise in S’East
The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) says it has commenced mass meter roll-out to its customers under the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP), an initiative of the federal government of Nigeria designed to ensure speedy deployment of meters to electricity customers, as a conscious way of closing the identified metering gap in the sector.
EEDC’s head of corporate communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, who made the disclosure in Enugu, assured that the meters would get to the customers free, as they will not be required to make any upfront payment to be metered.
According to him, pre installation survey had begun at these pilot locations, and meters were being installed simultaneously. “Customers are requested to cooperate with EEDC as the modalities for deployment will be according to feeders and distribution substations. Information on this will be made available to customers as the exercise progresses”, he said.
He advised customers against falling victim to some elements that might want to extort them of their hard-earned money in the process, assuring them that the meter is free and that with time it will get to everyone.
It is expected that by the end of 2021, a substantial number of electricity customers within the EEDC network would have been metered.