The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission(NERC), has issued permits to Ikeja and Benin Disco’s Meter Asset Providers (MAPs).
In a statement on Monday, the commission said the permit was in accordance with section 4(3) of the MAP Regulations- NERC- R-112 of 2018, to MAPs that were successful in the procurements conducted by Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company and Benin Electricity Distribution Company
Section 4(3) of the MAP Regulation 2018 requires all electricity distribution licensees to engage MAPs that would assist, as investors, in closing the metering gap and thus eliminating the practice of estimated billing in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, NESI.
The statement said Ikeja Electric appointed Mojec International Limited to supply 399,790 meters, Consolidated Infrastructure Group Ltd to supply 397,922 meters and New Hamshire Capital Ltd, 276,699 meters respectively within the Ikeja Disco franchise under MAP.
Benin Disco appointed FLT Energy System Ltd, G-Unit Engineering Ltd, Inlaks Power Solution Ltd, Sabrud Consortium Nigeria Ltd, and Turbo Energy Ltd to provide meters within its franchise.
The Commission had directed that the rollout of meters should commence not later than the 1st of May 2019.
Customers of Ikeja and Benin DisCos should expect from the commencement of rollout date for meters to be installed in their premises within 10 working days of making payment to MAPs in accordance with section 18 (3) of the MAP Regulations 2018.
MAPs will charge an upfront amount of N36,991. 50 for single phase meters and N67,055.85 for three-phase meters respectively. These costs of meters are inclusive of supply, installation, maintenance, and replacement of meters over its technical life.
MAPs chosen by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Plc and Jos Electricity Distribution Company were the first to be issued permits earlier in the month.
While Abuja Disco appointed Mojec International Limited, Meron Consortium and Turbo Engineering Limited to provide 487,000, 213,000 and 200,000 meters respectively, Jos Disco appointed the Triple 7 and Mojec International Limited consortium to provide 500,000 meters.