EEDC mobile mapping for mass metering in Anambra begins Jan 10, says official
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) will begin the 2023 mobile mapping process for mass metering in Anambra on January 10. This, it said, is to ensure that customers in the state are captured and provided with prepaid metres within 48 hours under the Metre Asset Provider (MAP) project.
Head, Corporate Communications of EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, disclosed this in a statement, yesterday. Ezeh said the exercise would enable customers to pay, get metred and get reimbursed with the value of cost of the metre through energy supplied over a period of time.
He said the programme would hold in Ogidi District on January 10 at St. Paul Anglican Church, Ogidi, Ochendo Hall, Ogidi and Afor Market Town Hall, Obosi, and would run for three days.
He said the single-phase metre, which is sold for N63,061.27, while the three-phase metre sells for N117,910.69, inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT). He said the mapping system is a conscious approach the company had adopted to close the existing metering gap in its network.
Ezeh said it is designed to be implemented according to Feeders, with three different locations selected within the areas covered by the Feeder, where metres would be supplied simultaneously.
According to him, customers, within these areas, would be pre-notified on when the exercise would be carried out within their neighborhood. He said: “Customers, residing in listed locations, are expected to visit the site along with a valid form of identification, including Drivers Licence, Voter Card, National Identification Number (NIN) or International Passport and a copy of their bills.
“At the location, EEDC officials will assist customers with the MAP application process, and installation will be made, once payment is confirmed,” he stated.
Ezeh urged customers to take advantage of the opportunity and get metred, reminding them that they would be reimbursed with the full value of the cost of the metre through energy supplied over a period.
He said MAP is a metering intervention, designed and approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), to close existing metering gap in the sector.
“Recall that in June 2022, EEDC launched the pilot mobile MAP metering, in Enugu, and has executed the same in several locations within the metropolis.
“EEDC reaffirms that it is in its best interest to have its customers metred, which informs its commitment to ensuring that its customers are metred.”