6 million meters coming to Nigeria – NEMSA

The eleven Electricity Distribution Companies, (DisCos) said they would install about six million meters between 2019 and 2022, The Nation reports.

But there have been reports of fears about whether there are enough testing stations to handle the huge numbers.

The Nigerian Electricity Management Service Agency (NEMSA) has assured that it has separated its meter testing operation to the Kaduna and Port Harcourt Meter Test Stations to handle the large numbers of meters coming in.

This assurance was given by NEMSA’s Managing Director, Peter Ewesor, he said the fear of congestion was misplaced.

He said, “I don’t think the place will be congested because presently the six million meters that are going to be deployed are not going to be deployed in one year. They are staggered between this year and 2022.

“We have plans to ensure that the meters they will be bringing, we have adequate resources to deal with them. We have three meter test stations; Oshodi is in Lagos. We have Meter Test Station in Kaduna. We have Meter Test Station in Port Harcourt. Definitely, all the MAPs and DisCos should go to the Meter Test Station close to their environment.”

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