Enugu Electricity Distribution Company to install 200,000 units of prepaid meters

Enugu Electricity Distribution Company to install 200,000 units of prepaid meters

The complaints by customers over outrageous billings would soon be over as the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it has taken delivery of over 200,000 units of prepaid metres for distribution to its customers.


Mr Chukwuemeka Ezeh, Head, Communication Department of the company, said this in an interview in Awka on Friday. Ezeh said the company had enough metres to install for customers and appealed for calm and understanding as due process had to be followed in distributing them. He said the investment of N10 billion into the metering project was a demonstration of EEDC’s commitment to have all customers in the zone metered.

The communication officer said the amount was a far cry from what was required to metre its over 700,000 customers, adding that Distribution Companies needed support to succeed. Ezeh reiterated that prepaid metres were free and warned customers on the EEDC network not to give anybody money to get the device as it would not yield any special benefit. He urged those seeking installation of prepaid metres to apply through the EEDC website and stay on the queue until it was their turn.

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