Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has finalised plans to supply its customers in the five Southeastern states with prepaid metres to put an end to estimated billing.
Communications Manager, Mr. Emeka Ezeh who disclosed this in a chat with Nigerian Pilot in his office said that they have enough metres for their customers and pointed out that in no distant time, they would commence the installation of metres to their customers who applied for the CAMPI Metres.
He said that it was their desire to provide all their customers with pre-paid metres to avoid over or under billing.
Eze also said that already they had commenced pilot testing of the CAMPI metres in their offices in the zone to ascertain their workability before giving them out to customers, noting that they are doing everything possible to check power theft through the new metres.
“The metres will be installed on electric poles and they will be monitored to ensure that there is no bye-pass and tampering,” he said.
The Communication Manager, however pointed out that the metres would not be installed free as customers would have to pay for but quickly said that gradually, they would recover the money paid for the metres within 36 months after installation through in built mechanism so that customers would not feel ripped off.
Eze explained that in the meantime, customers can contest their bills if they feel that they are exorbitant.
According to him, customers can approach the customer care units of the organisation and when not satisfied, they can then complain to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, for redress.
He advised that when the CAMPI metres are installed, customers can best utilise them by minimising electricity consumption by buying energy saving electrical gadgets, pointing out that energy bulbs conserve power better than the yellow bulbs.

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