115 firms jostle for power firms’ meter asset providers’ approval

Ahead of the implementation of the new metering regulation by the Federal Government, to ease meter access next year, 115 firms have expressed interest in becoming meter asset providers (MAPs).

The firms, it was gathered, have submitted their bids, granted the ‘No Objection Rule’ by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), to ensure that they participate in the production and deployment of meters and other aspects of the regulation provided by NERC on the issue.

Unicer Nigeria Limited Managing Director Mr Taiwo Oludotun said they were waiting for the power firms to give them the final approval. Unicer is one of the meter manufacturing firms approved by the Federal Government. He said MAPs were ready to work, provided they were given a role by power firms, adding that the initiative would spur the growth of the power sector.

Source: The Nation



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