JED Targets 1 Million Customers by Q4 2018, to Disconnect Customers Who Reject Meters

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The Jos Electricity Distribution (JED) Company Plc has revealed that it will soon relaunch a vigorous metering programme in Plateau, Bauchi, Benue and Gombe states, warning that it will not entertain any deliberate attempt to interrupt the programme, THISDAY reports.

It also said that it is targeting about one million customer for its data base in the states by the end of 2018 from the current 472,000. Managing Director of JED, Alhaji Mohammed Gidado, disclosed this at Customers’ Consultative Forum in Jos, on Wednesday, noting that the company has received a go-ahead from the power sector regulator to immediately disconnect any customer that refuses to be metered.

According to the MD, one major challenge experienced by JED in its meter roll out programme was the incidence of meter rejection by some of customers on the belief that the meters being deployed were not properly calibrated and we’re not certified by Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA‎). He however noted that NEMSA had now resolved the issue of certification.

 

Source: Energy Mix Report

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