The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, is working towards local production of affordable smart meters to improve electricity supply in the state.

  • Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Olalere Odusote, an engineer, said the state was targetting innovative metering solutions.

He spoke at a briefing on the 365 days of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos.

Towards achieving the administration’s agenda, the ministry has accelerated a light-up programme, electrification of public infrastructure, clean energy initiatives, local capacity building and oil and gas interventions.

  • He said the accelerated power programme aimed at facilitating electricity distribution to under-served and unserved communities will be implemented in phases, with the first phase focusing on low-income communities.

Odusote said the governor has approved the procurement and installation of 20,000 metres for communities in Lagos, adding that the ministry has also concluded an electricity franchising agreement with distribution companies.

“We have also launched a smart meter design programme to increase meter penetration in the state by leveraging local capacity towards improving electricity distribution and monitoring,” the commissioner said.

 

Source: The Nation

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