The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has announced that it would no longer charge its customers for installation of the prepaid meters with immediate effect.
AEDC said this was in compliance to the directive by the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Accredited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) but fixed a winding down date of November 1, 2016.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja, the electricity company said, “Members of the public are requested to take note of this notice, as all AEDC offices and staff have been directed not to receive any payment from customers for this purpose.
“As for our customers who had paid for their meter under the CAPMI scheme before this notice and awaiting installation of their meters, be assured that AEDC will honour its obligation in accordance with the directive given by NERC.
“In order to meet the gap that may be created by this notice, and to reassure our customers as regards to metering of electricity consumed, AEDC will continue with its metering plan and wil endeavour to meter its customers as fast as possible,” the statement said.
AEDC urged customers not yet metered to remain patient while assuring assuring of its commitment to address their needs speedily.