The Association of Nigeria Electricity Distribution, ANED, has concluded plans to eradicate estimated billing in the country.
Azu Obiaya, chief executive officer, ANED, said in a statement on Sunday, that the DISCOs metering target was in line with the agreement entered into with the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE.
Obiaya also said that the estimated bill methodology for power users was stopped for Maximum Demand, MD, customers.
According to him, residential customers that were yet to be metered would continue to be receive estimated bills, adding that metering would soon be achieved for all residential customers.
“We will continue to operate the estimated billing methodology that was approved and mandated by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, for the unmetered residential consumers.”
According to him, the DISCOs remained sensitive and responsive to the unintentional challenges of estimated billing that residential or non-MD customers were faced with.
“It is critically important that we state that there is no more interested party in the comprehensive metering of our electricity consumers than the DISCOs.
“It is our hope and expectation that such metering will be achieved sooner rather than later,” Obiaya said.
The NERC directive only applies to MD customers and not residential customers, adding that NERC had made the clarification which was available on their website.