Ikeja Electric (IE) has contracted six more Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) to accelerate the rollout of prepaid meters under its network in preparation for the commencement of the next phase of the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP),
IE said with the six newly contracted MAPs, it now has nine partners, saying with that, it was in a firm position to meter all its customers that have registered for meters.
The Managing Director of the company, Mrs Folake Soetan, who disclosed this in Lagos at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)’s Customer Complaints Resolution meeting, however, pleaded with non-metered customers to exercise patience as the phase one NMMP might start before end of December.
NERC had said that 4 million prepaid meters would be distributed in the phase one of the NMMP, meaning that distribution companies would have more prepaid meters to distribute in their respective networks than they were allocated in the phase zero.
According to Soetan, 106,000 meters were allocated to Ikeja electric under the phase zero of the NMMP, saying that the Disco was able to meter over 99 per cent of the customers.
“Metering is still ongoing and we are doing everything to ensure that we accelerate metering of our customers. We have just signed up with six more MAPs, making it a total of nine MAPs.” she said.
Soetan added that Ikeja electric had also strengthened its network by the upgrade of infrastructure, distribution lines and procurement of transformers to ensure stable supply of electricity to customers.
Vice Chairman of NERC, Dr Musiliu Oseni, in his remarks, noted that the forum was organised to hear complaints from electricity customers within the network and find lasting solutions to them.