IBEDC to begin mass metering programme




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Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) on Wednesday said it will commence the rollout of free meters to customers the Mass Metering Program (NMMP) by the third week of November 2020.

This is as the distribution company also said it has received the newly approved capping policy-order NERC/214/2020 from the sector regulator, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The policy took effect from the 1st of November, 2020.

The free metering move, according to the company is in compliance with the Federal Government newly introduced NNMP initiative to bridge the country’s metering gap and also cushion the effect of the Service Reflective Tariff on electricity consumers.

The Chief Operating Officer of IBEDC, Engr. John Ayodele in a statement said the company would soon roll list of designated distribution points across the franchise assuring a seamless metering process that allows customers to register and be metered quickly after following the due process.


He noted that in the first phase of the program, which will run till the end of December 2020, IBEDC would roll over 100,000 prepaid meters to customers, including those who are duly registered, had passed the technical evaluation, and paid the Meter Asset Provider Scheme (MAP).

Ayodele said “In line with this program, IBEDC is committed to driving the rollout through a series of metering and distribution points across different locations within its franchise.

“This metering initiative is designed to ensure a seamless metering process that allows customers to register and be metered quickly after following the due process.

“For the first phase of the program, which will run till the end of December 2020, IBEDC is rolling over 100,000 prepaid meters to customers, including those who are duly registered, had passed the technical evaluation and paid the Meter Asset Provider Scheme (MAP).

“The primary objectives of the Mass Metering Program amongst other things are to increase the metering rate in Nigeria, curb losses, and increase financial flows to the industry at large.

“Part of the objectives also includes the elimination of estimated billing, improving network monitoring capability, and strengthening the local content in meter manufacturing in Nigeria.

“The National Mass Metering Program (NMMP) is expected to roll six million meters over the next 18 to 36 months across Nigeria.”

Speaking on the capping policy-order, Ayodele said “the Capping order would ensure that estimated billing is more equitable and just, pending the time all our customers are fully metered.”

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