In order to deliver on the yearnings of customers, Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc, has intensified the roll-out of prepaid meters to further close the metering gap within its network. The firm has also promised to reduce estimated billing with the deployment of prepaid meters.
The company recently commenced the roll-out of 85,000 meters to cover residential customers across its six business units of Ikeja, Abule-Egba, Akowonjo, Oshodi, Ikorodu and Shomolu, in its first batch of renewed metering drive.
According to Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Mr. Felix Ofulue, the company remains resolute in its commitment to meter all its customers and narrow the metering gap as quickly as possible.
“At the moment, prepaid meters are being installed in different communities across the network, while in other localities, pre-installation activities are ongoing and between now and the end of the year we will have concluded the first batch of the deployment.
We therefore urge our customers to be patient as our ultimate objective is to ensure that all our customers are eventually metered,” Ofulue noted.
With this move, the DisCo is adding its quota in narrowing the metering gap.
The recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed an increase of 1.59 per cent in the number of prepaid meter customers, an indication that the meter gap is gradually closing.