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92,000 electricity customers metered in South East – EEDC

Enugu’s electricity utility, EEDC, claims to have measured 92,000 customers in the southeast, as part of the federal government’s national mass measurement program, NMMP.

Mr. Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, revealed this when he spoke with Nigeria‘s News Agency in Enugu on Thursday.

Ezeh said customers were being measured as part of the program’s phase zero.

He said EEDC was already finishing the phase, ahead of the next phase of the program.

“The NMMP meters have been distributed in the EEDC franchise coverage area in the southeast, which covers Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.

“We anticipate that the next phase – ‘Phase 1’ will start in no time.

“EEDC has also launched its Meter Asset Provider (MAP), a metering system that allows customers to pay meters and be reimbursed as energy in 36 equal installments,” he said.

The EEDC spokesperson said the MAP, which was reintroduced after its suspension in 2020, would complement the NMMP.

He said customers should see the new MAP as another way to access the meters and take advantage of the program as it would allow them to get the meters for free as the purchase cost will be reimbursed.

“To get started, customers should go to the customer service unit of any EEDC district office to pick up the meter request form, or else log into the EEDC website ( www.enugudisco.com), click on the MAP meter request button to complete the online form.

“Once the customer has completed the form and returned it to the customer service representative with a copy of the last electricity bill and an ID (driver’s license, voter card, NIN or international passport) ), the pre-survey process will be initiated to determine the appropriate meter required for the installation.

“Once the pre-survey process is complete, the customer will receive a demand ticket to make an upfront payment for the approved meter.

“This document will contain the name of the MAP, the amount to be paid by the customer, the designated bank and the account details. Once payment for the approved meter is made to the designated bank, a copy of the bank teller must be presented to the customer service representative at the EEDC district office.

“This will start the meter installation process and within 10 business days of payment the MAP is obligated to have the customer measured.

“Regarding the cost of MAP meters, a single-phase meter costs 48,263 N, while a three-phase meter costs 89,069 N. These costs are inclusive of VAT,” he said.

Ezeh added, “It is important to point out that the meter request form is not for sale and is issued free of charge.

“Customers must make payment to a dedicated bank account as provided in the demand note and not to an individual or group.

“MAP and NMMP must work simultaneously and customers are free to use any counting program.

“For any inquiries or assistance, customers are encouraged to contact customer service representatives in district offices, call the MAP support service on: 08150825365, the EEDC call center on: 084700100 or send an e -mail to: [email protected]

NAN reports that the federal government has launched the NMMP, which provides free prepaid meters to Nigerians, to close the large metering gap and end the estimated billing scheme.

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