Nigerian Govt Concludes Regulations To License New Class Of Meter Suppliers


The Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola made this known at the 25th monthly power sector meeting in Uyo, that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has concluded regulations that will provide framework to license new class meter suppliers in the country.
Fashola, in a text of his opening remark made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the framework would complement efforts of Distribution Companies (DisCos) to supply meters to Nigerians.
According to the minister, Yola DisCo is already positioning to take up 400,000 meters once the contract and process formalities are concluded.
“I am told that Abuja, Ibadan, Kano, Ikeja and Benin DisCos are also embracing the initiative, which has reserved a 30 per cent local content for the meters to be supplied under the regulations.”
“If we persevere, I am certain that we will witness uninterrupted power, which is the final destination of our journey.
“In many parts of the country connected to the grid, citizen feedback is positive, even though all the problems are not solved.
“Citizens acknowledge more power in dry weather, reduced hours of running their generators and reduction in fuel (diesel and petrol) purchase to power generators.”
He said it was cheery that Nigerians were already embracing the mini-grid policy and regulations to provide power for different uses.
“in Ogun State, a renewable energy project was completed and commissioned last month.
“In Kano State, I commissioned a 73KW solar hybrid system developed by Rumbu Industries to support its mat production in a factory that employs 1,400 people.
“Within the same period in Kano, I inspected the solar system being deployed in Sabon Gari Market that has 12,000 shops.
According to him, about 3,000 shops have registered, while 486 shops have been connected to cheaper and more efficient solar power and more shops are being wired by 120 technicians employed by the project.
source: pm news

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