The 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), under the umbrella of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), have said not all approved metering schemes, active in the country, offer meters at no immediate expense to customers.
This was made known by ANED’s Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Sunny Oduntan, while clarifying to the media the channels through which customers can obtain electricity meters.
In a statement, in Abuja, he explained that “Under the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (NERC) “Meter Asset Provider and National Mass Metering Regulations,” Regulation No. NERC-R-11-2021, there are two metering programmes – National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) and the Meter Asset Provider (MAP). The NMMP is a policy intervention by the federal government, with funding from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
“This programme commenced in 2021 and the objective of the program is to expeditiously close the electricity metering gap. These meters are provided free of charge to customers and as loans to the electricity distribution companies (DisCos).”