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Abuja Disco welcomes new electricity tariff review


NERC Chairman, Dr. Sam Amadi

NERC Chairman, Dr. Sam Amadi

Pledges improved service, meters to all consumers
THE Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) yesterday backed the new tariff review and fixed charge removal announced last week by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), saying on its part, it assured customers of improved services.

In a statement in Abuja, the company reiterated its commitment to mass metering project, which has commenced a few weeks ago.

The firm, which said the ongoing pilot scheme would enable it to assess all challenges involved for it to evolve a more robust way of deploying the new meters across its coverage area of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states, said the overall plan is to have all its customers metered within four to five years.

Head, Public Relations and Media of the firm, Ahmed Shekarau, said since the firm’s investment in the mass metering project has been captured in the new tariff regime approved by NERC, it would begin to roll out en-masse meters across its entire franchise area.

It said it has commenced assessment of the performance of the smart meters being installed in the pilot scheme currently ongoing.

Shekarau said: “To facilitate the mass metering project, the company said customer enumeration will commence early next year in order to obtain vital information that will be fed into each customer’s metering programme.

Besides, the company also reassured electricity consumers under its franchise of its renewed commitment to rapid improvement in the quality of its services to them, in line with the performance agreements it endorsed during the bid process.”

The disco, which also pledged its commitment to fulfilling other obligations placed on it by the new tariff order in order to increase the amount and quality of supply to its customers, said it is working harder to raise the level of the investment so as to ensure better customer services across the coverage area.

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