AEDC installs 45,000 meters, plans 115,000 this year
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 paga.com, lightup.com.ng, and buypower.ng.
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.