The Eko Electricity Distribution Company and its Ikeja counterpart, the two Discos covering Lagos State and some parts of Ogun State, have vowed to eradicate estimated billing with their new metering system, which they promised would be robust.
The two Discos, in a joint statement on Wednesday, said they were working with their technical partners to unveil a metering system that would eradicate ‘crazy’ billing in the states.
The statement said, “We are working in conjunction with our technical partners to come up with a robust metering system that will serve customers effectively.
“This system will eradicate the complaints of estimated billing and check energy theft being perpetrated by people tinkering with the pre-paid meters.
“The power sector requires an overhaul of existing infrastructure, investment in new technology and capacity building to enable us to move to a position of stable power supply and we are making the required investments to make it happen.”
Consumers have demanded an efficient metering system to protect themselves from paying for services not provided by the utility companies.
In fact, some consumers have threatened not to pay their electricity bills if the distribution companies failed to provide prepaid meters for all and sundry.
The two Discos blamed inadequate gas supply, grid limitations and sabotage of the system for the current power situation, while appealing to the customers to bear with them