Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has restates its commitment to provide metres to consumers in its coverage areas of FCT, Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states to ensure energy accountability.
The Managing Director of AEDC, Mr Ernest Mupwaya gave the assurance in a statement by AEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Oyebode Fadipe in Abuja on Thursday.
He said the company would continue to support the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) initiative of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
According to him, MAP has the potential to provide required meters for customers.
“The issue of metering will continue to remain an item of priority in AEDC as studies had shown that the company loses more revenue from areas of low meter density.
“Through the installation of meters customers are re-assured of the willingness of the service provider to receive payment only for energy consumed.
“Metering remains a major part of our business plan as it speaks to our overall transformation agenda in the area of service delivery”.
The managing director said the company had also begun the rehabilitation of the Uke, Masaka 33kV overhead lines to evacuate the available power at the TCN 1 x 30 and 1 x 60MVA facility in Keffi, Nasarawa state.
“The TCN facility in Keffi is currently working at less than 30 per cent capacity resulting into the availability of excess capacity that can be utilised by AEDC.
He, said the rehabilitation of the line which would gulp N7million on completion, would bring relief to customers in Masaka, Mararaba, One Man Village, Autabalefi and its environs.
He said consumers at that axis were currently experiencing load shedding because of capacity limitation that exists at the 2 x 60MVA TCN facilities in the Karu.
“AEDC is expected to evacuate at least 20mega watts from Keffi, thus improving power supply in the affected areas.’’