EXPERTS INSIST ON MASS METERING BEFORE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW TARIFF

Written by on November 11, 2020

EXPERTS HAVE CRITICISED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW ELECTRICITY TARIFF STRUCTURE AND URGED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THAT ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS ARE METERED FIRST BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT TO ELIMINATE OUTRAGEOUS BILLINGS.

NIGERIANS HAD HEAVED A SIGH OF RELIEF WHEN THE NATIONAL MASS METERING PROGRAMME (NMMP), ANNOUNCED PLANS TO COMMENCE FREE DISTRIBUTION OF METERS BUT IT WAS MOMENTARY, AS DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES (DISCOS) ALSO ANNOUNCED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REVISED SERVICE-BASED REFLECTIVE TARIFF AS APPROVED BY THE NIGERIAN ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION (NERC) THE FOLLOWING DAY.

GIVEN THAT THE METERING PROGRAMME COMMENCED ON NOVEMBER 1, IT IS AT THE INCUBATION PHASE, HENCE, ONLY A FEW NIGERIANS HAVE COLLECTED THE ‘FREE’ METER AS MANY ARE STILL AT THE REGISTRATION STAGE.

SPECIFICALLY, DR. OLADAYO OLAKANMI OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS, FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, OYO STATE, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE GUARDIAN STRESSED THE NEED FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THAT DISCOS ARE ALIVE TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES.


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