The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Chief Executive, Sam Amadi, recently stressed the notable metering gap in Nigeria – currently estimated at 50%.
He stated in Abuja this week that this gap will likely persist for the time being, but that NERC is expecting to see “significant and consistent efforts” by distribution companies to reduce the number of customers without meters.
Amadi said “Of course the gap can close quickly if increase in capacity results in increase in revenue and the regulator will benchmark that increase in revenue. But we expect to see continuous and good effort by Discos to issue meters to their consumers and quickly close down the gap”
The regulator seeks to put an end to estimated billing which is being used as a temporary measure for those electricity consumers which are not adequately metered.