Nigeria: 10 MAPs Get Permits to Provide Meters in Lagos, Kaduna

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued permits to 10 Meter Asset Providers to supply meters to power consumers in Lagos and Kaduna states.

According to NERC, the 10 MAPs are to supply meters to electricity consumers in the franchise areas of Eko Electricity Distribution Company and Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company.

The commission said on Thursday that the permits were issued 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 KEDC and EKEDC.

It stated that Section 4(3) of the MAP Regulation 2018 required all electricity distribution licensees to engage MAPs that would assist, as investors, in closing the metering gap and thus eliminate the practice of estimated billing in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.

NERC said KEDC had appointed Crest Hill Engineering Limited, Holley Metering Limited, Integrated Power Nigeria Limited and Mojec International Limited.

“EKEDC has appointed Armese Consulting Limited, Bendoricks Integrated Limited, CIG Metering Assets Nigeria Limited, Gospel Digital Technology, Integrated Resources Limited, Mojec International Limited and Turbo Energy Limited to provide meters within its respective franchise under MAP,” the commission stated in a statement issued in Abuja.

NERC had directed that the roll-out of meters should commence no later than May 1, 2019.

Authored By: Okechukwu Nnodim

SOURCE: PUNCH

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