NERC gives DisCos ultimatum to engage meter providers services

By Energy Worth

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued a deadline of August 1, 2018, to the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) to engage the services of Meter Asset Providers (MAP), stressing that the move is aimed at achieving the 3-year metering target prescribed by the Commission, Leadership reports.

NERC had earlier announced the introduction of the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) Regulation (Regulation No. NERC/R/112), which it said would become effective on April 3, 2018, stressing that the initiative is designed to ensure that electricity customers only pay for what they actually consume.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the head of the Public Affairs Department, NERC, Dr Usman Arabi, noted that as part of efforts to ensure the urgent implementation of the regulation by NERC, the Discos are expected to engage the services of MAPs within 120 days from the date of commencement of the regulation.