NERC tells DisCos to Provide Meters for Nigerians
In ensuring proper measurement of energry consumption, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has warned power distribution companies (DisCos) over their failure to provide meters to their customers.
Its Head, Consumers Department, Mr Hardley BlueJack, said, "One of the crises in the industry is how to measure the volume of energy, consumed by the customers nationwide. Whenever DisCos issue bills to their customers, the customers complain of over-billing. The customers alleged that power firms are charging them excessively. But once meters are well distributed, there would no longer be complaints."
He further stated, "What NERC is clamouring for is drastic reduction in the rate of estimated billings. We believe that once meters are many in the country, the issue of estimation would be reduced drastically, because people would be able to know how and when they consumed the electricity they are being asked to pay for."