Armese to support MAPs grappling with local content
An indigenous meter asset provider, Armese Power Solutions, has pledged to help meter asset providers (MAPs) newly engaged by the 11 distribution companies (DisCos), to meet local content requirements for rollout in line with the Federal Government’s MAP regulation.
Chief Executive Officer, Armese Power Solutions, Imran AslamKhokar, who was in Lagos recently to sign a Metering Service Agreement (MSA) with Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), however assured that Armese was equal to the task of helping MAPs plug this gap by leveraging the expertise of its Akwa-Ibom-based meter manufacturing facility.
He said: “Our manufacturing subsidiary, operating as Metering Solutions Manufacturing Services Limited (MSMSL) has the installed capacity to produce three million meters yearly on a three-shift pattern.
“It is staffed by a team of seasoned professionals, on a ratio of 99 percent local to 1 percent foreign, who bring a pedigree of unequalled competence to the table in the production of world-class meter assets. Our product line includes single-phase and three-phase prepaid meters in various configurations and mountings as well as tamper-proof polycarbonate (PCB) meter box enclosures.”
Khokhar disclosed that the 20,580sqm manufacturing facility, unveiled by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in September, 2017 had so far supplied over 200,000 meters to the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED), among others, and was set to produce a minimum of 175,000 meters catering to domestic and international requirements in the short run.