NERC Says Over 4 Million Nigerians Unmetered, Proposes Modified CAPMI Scheme

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday said that out of about 7, 476, 886 electricity customers in the country, only 3.45 million have been metered while 4, 025. 611 are still unmetered, Tribune Online reports.

This is even as it proposed introduction of a “Modified CAPMI”, to fast track the metering process. The Commission stated this at the final day of stakeholders consultation it held in Abuja for the Northcentral zone on MYTO methodology, Business Continuity, and Eligible Customer Declaration.

Part of the proposal which generated a long heated debate on the floor was the recognition of middlemen to be known as Meter Service Providers (MSPs) who would provide and monitor the procurement, installation and management of meters, thus taking the responsibility off the shoulders of the DisCos.

Most of the stakeholders spoke in favour of the consumers paying with the guarantee of getting the meter immediately instead of what they claimed has been the practice where many Nigerians were made to pay, though against the rule, and still cannot get meters for up to two, three years.

Source: EnergyMix Report

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