Wednesday 22nd February, 2017
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Electricity firm to provide S/East customers with meters

Electricity firm to provide S/East customers with meters

Electricity consum­ers in the South East zone are to be pro­vided with meters by the Enugu Electricity Distribu­tion Company (EEDC).
The company said on Monday that it was com­mitted to providing its cus­tomers in five states of the South East with smart me­ters in 2017 to reduce com­plaints about high bills.
The Head, Commu­nications Department of EEDC, Mr Emeka Eze, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba.
He said the company had started providing me­ters in Awkunanaw area of Enugu State, adding that other states will gradually be metered.
“Metering is one major thing we are taking very seriously in the New Year. Over N9 billion had been invested in metering proj­ect so far in the last one year.
“The metering gap is quite huge and we do not have the resources to pro­vide meters for everybody at the same time.
“We have more than 700,000 unmetered cus­tomers in our network. So it is something that will take us a while. The 700,000 are the ones we have in our books.
“There are electric­ity consumers we do not have in our books and are the people we are trying to bring into our books through the enumeration we are to start this January,” he said.
Eze said part of EEDC’s plan in the New Year would be to ensure that its servic­es were improved to give customers value for their money.
He expressed hope that generating companies would improve their gen­eration and so improve the volume of electricity distri­bution to customers.
He said EEDC was forced to manage the little electricity they were sup­plied, adding that the van­dalism of oil pipes lately had contributed to the low level of supply being expe­rienced.
Eze urged the custom­ers of EEDC not to delay in bringing complaints about service problems to the customer service cen­tres created newly to ease access to the managers for quick solutions.

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