CONSCIOUS of the metering gaps existing across various customer classes, Benin Electricity Distribution Plc., BEDC, has announced plan to install additional 100,000 meters for domestic and commercial customers for the remainder of 2016.
The company made the announcement on Monday during a Press briefing at the 7th monthly Power sector stakeholders meeting, which it hosted at the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, along Sapele road, Benin.
Specifically, in a statement, the company said it would strive to achieve 100 per cent metering of all industrial and Maximum Demand customers by November ending.
Speaking at the press conference, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu added that the company will also achieve the metering of at least 2,000 Distribution transformers in order to adequately account for energy billing to customers.
“The company has been proactive in installation of meters having installed over 120,500 meters since takeover of the company. We have taken advantage of both the industry CAPMI Scheme and own funded meters. More than 25,000 out of these have been installed this year alone,” remarked Mrs. Osibodu who was represented by the Chief State Head, Edo, Engr. Fidelis Obishai.
BEDC she noted, has also commenced some projects to ensure the health of the customer meters including 100 per cent recertification and rectification of existing Maximum Demand customers; massive meter sealing exercise for domestic and commercial customers, prepaid meters recertification and rectification exercise, and shifting meters from customer premise to external visible locations.

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