The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has commended MOMAS Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company (MEMMCOL) for its immense contribution to the downstream power sector especially in helping to bridge the metering gap in Nigeria. Prof. James Momoh, the chairman of NERC, gave the commendation weekend at the maiden graduation ceremony for the first set of 38 certified meter installers of Momas Metering School. Represented by the Deputy General Manager – Consumer Affairs, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Mr. Shittu Shuaib, the NERC boss commended the innovative and foresight of MEMMCOL in setting up the metering school which would provide a pool of well trained professionals for the metering sub-sector of the power sector. He assured that with the launch of Meter Assets Providers (MAPs) last month, the metering gap of about. 5.046 million will be cleared in three years.
“Metering is of great concern to the commission and the Federal Government. In the light of this, the commission has instituted measure to accelerate metering through regulatory measures such as MAP regulation of 2018. Data available to the commission indicates that the present metering gap in Nigeria as at April 2019, is about 5,046,906 when compared to total consumer of 8,840,801, representing 57 per cent deficit in metering. This is a challenge and a marvelous opportunity. It is expected that the present metering gap would be closed within the next three years with the effective implementation of the Discos meter roll out plan under MAP scheme”
In his remarks at the graduation ceremony, the Chairman, MOMAS Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company (MEMMCOL), Engr. Kola Balogun, said the graduation of the first set of the company’s course 925 meters installation, is an attestation of its commitment to address the challenges confronting manpower deficiencies in the nation’s downstream electricity sector values chains.