Second Phase Distribution of 4m Free Prepaid Meters to Commence July
The second phase or Phase 1 of the national mass metering program, which would see the distribution of four million free prepaid meters to electricity consumers across the country, is set to commence from July this year.
According to reports by LEADERSHIP, the Special adviser to the president on infrastructure, Ahmad Rufai Zakari, who made this known said government would wrap up the distribution of its initial one million meters, which he labelled phase zero by July, and plans to kick-start the distribution of four million meters shortly afterwards.
Giving an update on the Phase Zero, which is currently ongoing, Zakari said that over 400,000 meters have already being installed and more than 600,000 meters have already been delivered to distribution companies for installation and on completion, would mark the end of the current phase.
The national mass metering programme is an initiative of the federal government and electricity distribution companies (DisCos), in collaboration with local meter manufacturers, to provide smart prepaid meters to all unmetered customers.
It is expected that six million smart prepaid meters would have been distributed to electricity consumers by the end of the exercise which the federal government said it would conclude by 2023