BEDC urges customers’ co-operation for ongoing enumeration programme

The management of BEDC Electricity Plc. urges customers to support the ongoing enumeration exercise in its franchise states of Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti states.

According to the Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer, BEDC, Mr. Ernest Edgar the exercise which is in compliance with the directive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to all Distribution Companies (Discos), is geared towards improving accuracy in billing, improving quality of supply and prompt response to faults and also to ensure proper planning for network expansion.

“Our Esteemed Customers are enjoined to cooperate with our Enumerators who will be going round (door-to-door) to Customers’ premises in the four states by responding promptly to requests for completion of enumeration forms, with a passport photograph, copy of Electricity bill for postpaid customers and vending slip (for PPM customers) mobile number and email address as well as carry out electricity load assessment of Appliances/Devices.

In the event that you are not around, kindly leave your electricity bill/vending slip in a location that can be accessible to our teams while a notice will be placed at your premises.” Edgar said further.

Edgar explained that the Enumeration exercise was important for customers given the tremendous benefits in the area of improvement in the quality of metering for efficient billing as well as assist the Discos respond to electricity issues quickly while also help establish the actual number of power users and power Assets across the country.

Presently, the enumeration exercise is on-going in these locations within our respective franchise states namely EDO STATE- Ekai, Igarra, Nekpennekpene, Oregbeni, Uromi, Ekpoma, Wire Road, New Benin.

DELTA STATE- PTI, Airport Road (Effurun), GRA (Warri), Express (Udu), Market Road (Ughelli), Ozoro (Isoko), Agbor Town, Nnebisi (Asaba), Urban (Sapele)

ONDO STATE- Owo, Igbara-Oke, Alagbaka, Ondo Town, Ode-Aye.

EKITI STATE- Omuo-Ekiti.

Managing Director/CEO, BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu who gave progress report on the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme at a Press Briefing said those parties selected from the recent financial bid review process have been submitted to  NERC for final clearance soon.

She hinted that the metering of customers under MAP in the company’s franchise areas is expected to commence after the NERC’s approval, adding “the process will involve customer sensitization, enumeration, location clean-up of electrical wiring, relocation of existing meters, where needed and full metering area by area”.

 

 



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