AEDC in­stalls 45,000 me­ters, plans 115,000 this year

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Si­mon Echewo­fun Sun­day

The Abuja Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany (AEDC) said it has in­stalled 45,000 me­ters while it strives to roll out 115,000 by the end of 2016.

The Direc­tor, Com­mer­cial Ser­vices, AEDC, Mr Ernest Mup­waya dis­closed this, yes­ter­day, in Abuja dur­ing a road show aimed at sen­si­tis­ing cus­tomers about their new on­line vend­ing plat­forms for pre­paid elec­tric­ity prod­ucts.

Mup­waya said that the Dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany (Disco) now has over 115 phys­i­cal vend­ing points with over one thou­sand vir­tual ac­cess plat­forms through,, and buy­

He urged cus­tomers to avoid frauds as­so­ci­ated with bills pay­ment.

Mup­waya said that the com­pany has in­creased the vend­ing plat­forms re­cently in prepa­ra­tion for the mas­sive de­ploy­ment of me­ters in few weeks time.

Mean­while, at Sha­gari Quar­ters of Dei-Dei in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT), the Disco ed­u­cated the res­i­dents on the need to prac­tice safety rules for elec­tric­ity sup­ply.

Speak­ing, the Re­gional Man­ager, FCT North, Mrs. Hauwa Mo­hammed, said the Disco had dis­con­nected the com­mu­nity to clean the di­lap­i­dated net­work and avoid elec­tri­cal ac­ci­dent.

Mrs. Mo­hammed said that elec­tric­ity con­sumers in the com­mu­nity and three other com­mu­ni­ties in the lo­cal­ity owed the Disco N78m.

She urged the com­mu­nity mem­bers to clear the bills be­fore or after the clean-up to be en­er­gised.

Speak­ing for the res­i­dents, the Chair­man, Sha­gari Quar­ters Res­i­dent As­so­ci­a­tion, Sir Stephen Iy­odo, de­nied that the com­mu­nity owed the Disco N24m, say­ing that they re­ceived bills even when they had been dis­con­nected.

He urged the Disco to grant them two 33Kv by 500KVA trans­form­ers to strengthen sup­ply in the com­mu­nity.

“We have been able to build a trans­former house close to the ex­ist­ing one pro­vided by an in­di­vid­ual,” Iy­odo said.

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