Nigeria sees electricity metering deficit hit 6.75m

The electricity smart metering deficit rocking Nigeria has, at the weekend, hit a whopping 6.75 million. Managing Director of Nigeria’s biggest meter manufacturer, Mojec International Limited, Ms. Chantelle Abudu, who revealed this during a press conference in Lagos at the weekend, maintained that the metering gap figure shot up from the 4.5 million it was in 2015.

Noting that to close the metering gap is one of core issues rocking the electricity sector, Abudu maintained that her company alone is shouldering the responsibility of supplying about 77 per cent of the country’s smart meter needs within a three- year window.

Mojec smart metering projects, she said, cover eight out of the 11 electricity distribution companies in Nigeria, noting that the company has now expanded its operations to cater for this and to include solar power solutions to individuals and business owners.

“In 2015, the smart metering gap in Nigeria was about 4.5 million. This gap is now 6.75 million as at today.

“We knew CAPMi scheme could not close the metering gap and this led to the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme,” she said.

To help in closing this wide metering gap, Abudu said her firm secured supply contracts with eight DisCos – AEDC, EKEDC, Ikeja Electric, IBEDC, BEDC, JEDC, EEDC and PHEDC – to supply and connect products for their customers.


Source: New Telegraph



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