NERC announces list of approved electricity meter asset providers

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has released a list of approved Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) that are qualified to operate and supply meters to consumers across the country.

It is recalled that the NERC, March 2018, had declared that power distribution companies did not have the sole responsibility of providing meters to electricity consumers anymore.

The power regulatory body later announced the introduction of MAPs, stating that the meter providers would work with the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to help reduce the huge metering gap in Nigeria.

The Punch reports that the Commission Tuesday, July 14 listed the meter providers that had been approved, as it noted that most of the MAPs were issued permission to supply meters since 2019.

According to report, three providers were approved to deliver meters to consumers who receive power supply from the Abuja DisCo.

The NERC approved five MAPs for Benin DisCo, seven for Eko DisCo, and two for Enugu DisCo.

Ibadan DisCo will work with seven Meter Asset Providers based on NERC’s approval, while four MAPs were approved for Ikeja DisCo.

The Commission also approved one, four and five MAPs each for Jos, Kaduna and Kano Discos respectively, said the report.

Port Harcourt and Yola DisCos would work with two Meter Asset Providers each, according to the Commission.

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