ENUGU, JUNE 27, 2016 – The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has concluded plans to supply prepaid meters to its customers in South-East zone to end estimated billing, Mr Emeka Eze has said.Eze, who is the Communications Manager of the company, said in Enugu on Monday that the company had enough meters for its customers.
Eze said the company would soon commence installation of the meters to customers that applied for them.
He said that it was the desire of the company to provide prepaid meters to its customers to end estimated billings and complaints of over billing.
The manager explained that the company had already commenced pilot testing of the meters to ascertain their workability before giving them out to customers.
He said the company was doing everything possible to check sharp practices by those who might want to bypass the meter and connect elctricity directly from source.
“The meters will be installed on electric poles and they will be monitored to ensure that there is no bypass and tampering,’’ he said.
Eze said the customers would pay for the meters in instalment, for a period of 36 months from installation through in built mechanism.
According to Eze, in the meantime, customers could contest their bills if they felt it was high than what they consumed.
“Customers can approach the customer care unit of the organisation to contest their bills and when they are not satisfied, they can approach the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for redress’’.
He advised people to report unscrupulous people tampering with electricity equipment in their areas to the appropriate authorities.