The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has revealed plans to resort to clusters of electric meters for its customers in Niger State as a temporary step to ensure accurate billing while speeding up its mass installation of household meters in the state.
The Director, Corporate Services, AEDC, Engr. Abimbola Odubiyi, said this yesterday at a meeting of the Niger State Council on Quality and Constant Electricity Supply held at the Government House in Minna.
Engr. Odubiyi said the firm was determined to meter all its customers as it recently signed contracts with two firms to provide and install 90,000 meters worth N3.4bn.
“This bulk metering will be a stop gap arrangement because manufacturing and installation of individual meters would take some time, and we’ve noticed that one of the key desires of our customers is to be sure that their billing is being done accurately,” he said.
The director also announced AEDC’s plans to engage youths from the various communities where bulk meters were installed to help in cash collection at a fee.
“This idea, which was well received when we announced it two weeks ago in Bida, is a veritable means of empowering our youths and thereby reduce unemployment,” Engr. Odubiyi said.
Source: Daily Trust