The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC, shas commenced distribution of 77,000 pre-paid meters to customers.
The free distribution scheme is under the National Mass Metering Programme.
The statement which was released by the company’s Head, Administration, Ngozi Koroye.said the meters were being distributed in its areas of services in Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.
Konye further disclosed that the NMMP is running concurrently with the initial scheme, the Meter Asset Provider, MAP, which was introduced b in 2019
Koroye said: “On November 1, 2020, the Federal Government initiated the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP), an intervention scheme, geared towards covering the metering gap nationwide.
“In accordance with the Federal Government schedule on the distribution of the meters, the first batch of meters numbering 77,000 allocated to customers in PHEDC’s franchise area is being distributed and installed in accordance with work plans agreed with the Commission. Meanwhile, the Discos await further directives from NERC regarding the cost implication.
“We, therefore, enjoin the public to corporate with our staff in the field in ensuring that both exercises run smoothly for the benefit of the general populace.”