Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company on Wednesday said it would establish a $250 million meter manufacturing plant in Kaduna before the end of 2016.
It’s Managing Director, Mr Garba Haruna, made the disclosure at the flag-off of the distribution of 20,000 free smart electricity meters to customers in Kaduna State.
Haruna said the plant would enhance availability of electricity meters in the company’s franchise states of Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto.
He said that already, a site had been secured and work would soon begin to setup the plant.
According to him, the target is to meet the company’s target of distributing 500,000 meters to its customers in the next five years
He said local production of the meters would add value to electricity distribution in the country.
“This will also reduce the cost of importing some of the components for producing the meters for our franchise states and the country.
Source: All Africa