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NERC to review MAP scheme as meter deployment suffers setback

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) survey the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) plot as the organization endures a misfortune. 


In a discussion paper yesterday and endorsed by the NERC Chairman, Sanusi Garba, the controller said just 611,231 meters had been conveyed under the MAP conspire as of January 31, adding that the more significant part of enlisted power clients in the nation remains unmetered. 


He said the audit is to take a gander at the different alternatives to fast-track the conclusion of the metering hole inside the execution system of the MAP. 


Garba added that to guarantee straightforwardness in the meter turn out as accommodated in the MAP guidelines, sending meters couldn't begin until August 2019 after serious acquirement by DisCos which the Commission checked. 


He said: "A sum of 611,231 meters have been conveyed as of 31st January 2021 under the MAP activity since its full activity notwithstanding the COVID – 19 pandemic and other incidental variables. The test of shutting the metering hole in NESI endures, as the more significant part of the enrolled power clients remains unmetered. 


"The motivation behind this Consultation Paper is to survey the different alternatives to fast track the conclusion of the metering hole inside the usage structure of the MAP Regulations and the NMMP and think about the benefits and faults of every choice. 


                 Sanusi Garba

"Proposed choices for metering execution going ahead is to permit the usage of both the NMMP and MAP metering systems to run simultaneously; to proceed with the current MAP structure with meters obtained under the NMMP provided distinctly through MAPs (by being off-takers from the neighborhood producers/constructing agents), and to unwind the MAP system and permit the DisCos to acquire meters straightforwardly from nearby makers/constructing agents (or as secured by the WB), and go into new agreements for the establishment and support of such meters. 


"The DisCos will keep on being responsible for metering as this remaining parts a center duty of utilities and a legally binding commitment in their Performance Agreements with the Bureau for Public Enterprises ("BPE")." 


In 2018, the NERC gave the MAP guideline as an administrative activity to fast track the conclusion of the metering hole and wipe out assessed charging rehearses, pull in private interest in the arrangement of metering administrations, upgrade income affirmation in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) and advance neighborhood meter fabricating in Nigeria.

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