NERC set to unveil over 100 Meter Asset Providers in November

As part of the measures to bridge the metering gap and end the regime of outrageous estimated billing of customers, the Nigeria Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) will next month unveil over 100 Meter Asset Providers (MAP) that will supply meters to electricity consumers across the country.

NERC also said plans were underway to increase electricity tariffs in the country, but added that tariffs would only be increased when metering, capacity expansion and quality of service have improved significantly.

Speaking Thursday when he lead a team of officials of the regulatory agency to pay a courtesy visit to the THISDAY Head Office in Lagos, the Chairman of NERC, Prof. James Momoh, said the meter asset providers (MAP) will be approved to sell meters to Nigerians, adding that this will break the monopoly enjoyed by the distribution companies (Discos).

He said with the unveiling, issues around estimated billings will be eliminated, as consumers will no longer receive outrageous bills since everyone will have access to purchase their own meter anywhere in the country from any of the approved providers.

Source: THISDAY

 

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