The Chief Executive Officer and Chief Inspector of the Federation, Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency, NEMSA, Mr. Peter Ewesor made this known during the foundation laying of the station in Enugu.
The project is meant to enhance response time to complaints on meters and improve on the spot detection of substandard meters.
When completed, it will be the fourth in the country after those of Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kaduna State.
The Chief Executive Officer NEMSA, Mr. Ewesor, who said there was the need to decentralize the services of the agency for greater efficiency and better result mentioned creation of job opportunities and enhancement of economic activities as benefits of the project to the area.
In a remark, the Head, National Meter Test Station, Port Harcourt, Mr. Isa Abim noted that locating one of the stations in Enugu would help reduce work over load.
The Chief Operating Officer Enugu State Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Uttam Zalte explained that the project when completed would enhance its services in the zone.
The project, which occupies about 4,000 square meters, will cost ₦2.23 million in the first phase and has two floors to house meter testing laboratories, warehouse, office spaces and other ancillary offices.