Electricity: Abuja Disco to install 8,000 metres monthly
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said it plans to install about 100, 000 metres, annually, through the monthly installation of 8,000 units, in the next five years.
The Managing Director, Mr Neil Croucher, said recently that AEDC will also introduce handheld metre reading device and other means for reading it’s about 690,000 customers’ postpaid metres.
He said the metres and connection would be read within monthly alternation as directed by NERC in the short term before the complete metering of all electricity consumers nationwide.
Earlier, Amadi warned that the reckless estimation and crazy billings must stop immediately saying: “Consumers who are postpaid, who have metres, but not prepaid metres must be read. Discos must go and read those metres, and any month that they don’t read the metre, they should use a baseline.
“By the third month, if they go to read the metre, they have to cross check with the last month. The idea is that even if there is no metre, that person should not be overestimated.”
Meanwhile, the federal government said it will seek for a new technology that will use compressed gas to improve gas-to-power generation companies in a bid to improve electricity supply.
The Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi, disclosed this recently while briefing pressmen shortly after the monthly meeting with Chief Executive Officers of the privatised power companies.