The Management of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has said that the company has started rolling out prepaid meters for customers across its franchise area in order to curtail the problem of over-billing.
The Head of the Communications department, Mr Emeka Eze said that the company has began installation of prepaid meters in response to enquiries on the non-provision of pre-paid meters for individual consumers or residential houses.in the South-eastern region of the country.
“Some communities that opted for bulk billing usually contest and complain about the bills issued to them at the end of the month.
“As a result of this, their transformer is metered as that is the only way their energy consumption can be captured or measured.
“However, metering of our customers (maximum demand and individual residential) is currently going on across our franchise area.
“It is also important to know that with the wide metering gap inherited and the huge funding needed to close this gap, there is no way all unmetered customers within our network can be metered all at once but the good thing is that we are committed to closing this gap gradually.” He said.