The Benin Electrical energy Distribution Firm Plc says it has put in greater than 25 per cent of the 90,870 meters focused for purchasers beneath the primary part of the Nationwide Mass Metering Programme.
It stated in a communiqué issued on the finish of a City Corridor assembly titled ‘Facilitating metering and combating electrical energy theft in BEDC states’ organised just lately by the Stakeholders Democracy Community for important stakeholders within the electrical energy sector in Benin Metropolis, Edo State.
The communiqué acknowledged that the corporate would take away estimated billing for unmetered prospects in its 4 franchise states of Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo over a interval of six months as a part of the NNMP.
It additionally famous joint efforts by communities to fight electrical energy theft within the BEDC protection areas, including that metering beneath NNMP was free and prospects didn’t must pay.
“BEDC is now putting in meters on the pole for purchasers in Bands A, B and C, because the preliminary focus to curtail power theft and meter bypass whereas the corporate has additionally begun neighborhood metering the place transformers of over 600 communities have been metered to this point,” the communiqué stated.
The corporate warned that the BEDC and trade stakeholders might sue and be sued over electrical energy theft and breach of client rights.
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