NERC blames Distribution Company for poor metering to customers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC has reprimanded the Electricity Distribution Company, DISCOs, over its lukewarm attitude towards providing meters to customers.

The regulator bared its mind at a workshop on the implementation of the Meter Asset Provider, MAP regulation, in Lagos.

Speaking, NERC Chairman, James Momoh said the DISCOs are yet to make good use of the opportunities and procurement of MAP scheme.

The NERC boss explained that the DISCOs are also low in their disclosure and transparency, calling for full cooperation with the auditors, to agree on bankable arrangement, proper planning and clear meter deployment strategy and greater transparency.

Momoh, stated that the commission was assiduously working hard to ensure that all Nigerians are metered before the end of 2020.

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