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Port Harcourt DisCo to distribute 77,000 meters in December

The scheme is in line with the federal government’s mass metering programme.

• November 13, 2020
Electricity meters used to tell the story.
Electricity meters used to tell the story.

Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) will commence the distribution of 77,097 prepaid meters to its customers from December, Chioma Aniwe, the company’s spokeswoman said on Friday.

Ms. Aniwe, who said this in an interview with NAN in Calabar, however, disclosed that the distribution company had over 850,000 metering gap.

The federal government had in October, launched the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) in Eko, Kano, Kaduna and the Ikeja distribution companies.

“Given the gap and what we received from the Federal Government, our plan is to follow a metering plan called feeder-wide,” Ms. Aniwe said. “We have selected some feeders to go about the distribution so that we can effectively allocate the more than 77,000 meters we were given.

“The idea of feeder-wide is if you are metering a street, you ensure that everyone on that street is metered without leaving some people out.”

Ms. Aniwe added that there will be no staggered metering as the distribution will be location-specific. “when we are done with a particular location, we face another, for now, there is no upfront payment for the meters, we are just following our metering plan,” she said.

(NAN)

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