- BEDC to Distribute 190,000 Meters in Two Years
The Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc has said its working on a plan to distribute a total of 190,000 meters within the next two years under the Meter Asset Provider scheme.
According to Mr. Abu Ejoor, the Executive Director, Commercial, BEDC would distribute a monthly cumulative average of 10,000 units to achieve this.
Ejoor said: the new plan would “initially have up to three months of build-up roll out, which will eventually pick up with the expected monthly rate of 20,000 and 500,000 in all, across its franchise areas.”
He further stated that the scheme would kick-off in GRA to Ihama in Benin City and Okpela in Auchi North, adding that customers should cooperate with the company’s representatives that would be going round to request customers data needed to asses readiness of metering.
“MAP will carry out meter roll out location by location, route by route, street by street, while enumeration is a prerequisite for meters to be provided under MAP,” he said.
He said the three parties of MAP, FLT, G-Unit Engineering and Turbo Energy, would handle the distribution of meters.
He said, “Customers are required to complete the customer data and survey form, after which the MAP officials will assess the customer’s premises in readiness for metering. Once a customer’s premises is cleared, he will be advised on how to pay for the meter, whether single phase or three phase.”