The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Robert Dickerman made this known to newsmen in Enugu.DICKERMAN who spoke through the head Communications EEDC South East, MR EMEKA EZE said that the programme was a continuation of EEDC’s ongoing metering of its maximum Demand Customers and that of the Credited Advance Payment for metering implementation CAPMI.
He said that the company is embarking on the exercise in phases and that they would still push out more Smart meters to their Customers adding that the CAPMI Programme is an opportunity for their customers to advance them fund for the purchase of meter for them within forty five (45) days to pay them back with thirty six (36) days with twelve percent interest (12%).
MR DICKERMAN started that deployment of the meters would reduce energy losses as over seventy percent (70%) of the prepaid meter on the network were bypassed.
He further said that the company incure huge loss through bypass and advised perpetrators to desist from the act adding that EEDC Staff are re-certifying the meters and would make sure that those who have bypassed face the full weight of the law.
The EEDC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer assured Customers in the Zone of the Company’s readiness to ensure adequate Power Supply.
Moreso, he said that the issue of electricity failure was not their sole responsibility as they as distribution Company Supply that which was generated by generating Company, according to the responsibilities of the Value Chain of the electricity business.
The boss advised their customers to project EEDC’s Installations in their localities, avoid meter bypass and pay electricity bills promptly.
Our Correspondent Amaka Uchennadiukwu reports that the Director revealed that three Companies had been awarded the contract for the deployment of the additional two hundred thousand (200,000) Smart meters.