The Kaduna Electric is set to distribute meters for customers who have since paid for CAPMI meters even as it said it is set to launch its new prepaid smart meters today.
Kaduna Electric in a notice by its management said in compliance with the directive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the suspension of Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI), it “wishes to inform its esteemed customers that it has stopped the scheme with immediate effect and has begun the winding down process of the scheme to meet the November 1, 2016, deadline set by NERC.
“We assure all customers that have already paid for the CAPMI meters that arrangement has been concluded between Kaduna Electric and the accredited CAPMI meter providers to provide them with the meters they paid for on or before October 31, 2016.”
According to the notice, “Our esteemed customers are therefore advised not to make any payment at any Kaduna Electric office or cash centre or any staff for that purpose
It further said, “We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience the delay in installing the meters may have caused those who have paid for them. We have also concluded arrangements for the launch of the first batch of our new prepaid smart meters in furtherance of our commitment to all our customers.”
Abdulazeez Abdullahi, the Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electric, said the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, will be accompanied by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, is scheduled to launch the meters in Sokoto on October 10.
Abdullahi said customers that would be provided with the free smart meters have been identified and the meters would be installed soon after the launch, adding that customers have been identified from the company’s Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi franchise states.