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EEDC, Kaduna Electric, and New Meter Replacement: A MAP of Nonsense

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In Nigeria, even the simplest things are made very cumbersome by our lack of project management skills for proper planning and seamless execution. This is the only way to make sense of the current MAP powered meter replacement exercise being conducted by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and Kaduna Electric. These two Nigerian electricity companies are currently doing or have announced what they called a meter replacement exercise, which the electricity regulator (NERC) has disowned and after a good analysis of the process seems to me like a rogue operation. Here is how the process works. They claim your prepayment meter...

PHCN: BENEFITS OF THE NEW PREPAYMENT METERS

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PHCN (Power Holding Company of Nigeria), the only electric power utility company in Nigeria is currently deploying energy prepayment meters in Nigeria. These Electronic meters are intended to replace the old post-payment meters. In this document we will look at some benefits of this new prepayment meters first to PHCN and then to average electric power consumers in Nigeria.BENEFITS TO PHCNThe new energy prepayment meters if well handled by PHCN will increase her revenue. First, since new meters are prepayment meters it will reduce the overhead that usually characterize house-to-house recovery of revenue as was almost the case in...