Electricity consumers to get metres in 48hrs under mobile MAP programme

abeec prepaid meters
abeec prepaid meters

Chimezie Anaso

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says customers will obtain their prepaid metres 48 hours after they enrol in the ongoing mobile Metre Asset Provider (MAP) programme.

Mr Vincent Ekwekwu, the Chief Technical Officer of EEDC said this at the commencement of the mobile MAP programme for customers in Anambra held in Ogidi, Idemili North LGA on Wednesday.

Ekwekwu called in unmetered consumers in the area to take advantage of the programme as it would lead to the end of estimated billing in payment for power supplied.

He said the programme would be mutually beneficial to the company and customers as it would result in fair pricing and prompt payment of energy consumed.

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According to him, the whole essence is to increase patronage and close the metering gap because people are complaining that they are no longer comfortable with estimated billing.

“But with this arrangement, the era of estimated and post-paid is gone, apart from the smart prepaid meters being recharged online, you can now regulate your supply and manage your energy,” he said.

On the safety of installation in the network area, Ekwekwu said the company was determined to tackle incidents of vandalism.

He said the company was engaging local vigilance groups, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and other security agencies to assist in safeguarding the assets.

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