Relief has come the way of electricity consumers in Delta and neighbouring states as Benin Electricity Distribution company (BEDC) is set to distribute pre-paid meters free of charge to consumers in its coverage areas
The company said the decision was in response to the directive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to DISCOs to make meters available to consumer at no cost. Head, BEDC, Delta State, Ernest Elgah disclosed this at a Customer Public Forum held at the Mom Civic Centre, Warri.
He said that the NERC had issued a directive to all distribution companies in the country to stop collecting money from customers who want to buy meters adding that henceforth, meters will be given to customers free of charge. Elgah said the distribution of the meters have already started and that BEDC will distribute meters to all its customers within three to four years as the company cannot provide meters to all its customers within one year.