The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Plc management has absolved itself of allegations of short-changing its customers, especially those on estimated billing, The Guardian reports.

The spokesman for AEDC, Ahmed Shekarau, noted that although the AEDC is compelled to bill some of its customers through estimation because majority of them had no meters at takeover in November 2013, the estimated billing is done through a methodology designed and approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

He said that a majority of the customers are actually under-billed, explaining that it is not impossible to find that periodically some customers are overbilled because estimated billing is not an exact science, and thus not perfect.