A popular question among electricity consumers in Nigeria is – How much is Single and Three Phase Prepaid Meters in Nigeria and When is Prepaid Meter Installation Starting. In this post, I will explore this topic in depth.
Electricity consumers in Nigeria will be glad to know that NERC is ready to fulfill its promise of closing the metering gap and eliminating estimated billing in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC will commence metering from 1st of May 2019. Customers will be given either a single or three phase prepaid meter depending of which they choose to purchase.
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Plc, AEDC, and Jos Electricity Distribution Company Plc, JEDC, will be the first to be granted permits under its Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) to begin the installations.
According to the Meter Asset Providers (MAPs), the cost of a single phase meter is N36,991.50 while a three phase meter costs N67,055.85. These costs are inclusive of supply, installation, maintenance and replacement of meters over its technical life. There will also be no delays in meter installation after payment, prepaid meters will be installed at a customers residence within 10 working days of making payment to MAPs. Customer will then be guided on steps to activate prepaid meters and how to recharge. NERC is aiming to make prepaid meter available to all every Nigerian home in 2020.
The metering companies are ready to begin installations of single and three phase prepaid electricity meters to customers who have met the requirements given by their respective DISCOs.
There are 108 metering companies which have been given licenses by FG to supply meters to address problem of discriminatory and arbitrary billing in the electricity sector.
Here is a list of some licensed electricity meter manufacturing company operating in Nigeria;
- Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Ltd ( MEMMCOL)
- Mojec International Limited,
- Meron Consortium
- Turbo Engineering Limited
- Triple 7
In conclusion, the metering of Nigerian homes is a gradually and necessary process which will begin from May 1st. Customers should ensure to contact their DISCOs on the necessary procedure to take before they can acquire a prepaid meter.