The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) has announced the roll out of prepaid meters for customers in the Ikorodu business unit in Lagos.
In a statement on Monday, Felix Ofulue, the company’s head of corporate communications, said the deployment will commence on June 17 following the successful registration and subscription for meters customers across the area.
According to the electricity distribution company (DisCo), the deployment and installation of prepaid meters to customers in the area will be carried out by one of its MAPs, New Hampshire Capital Limited.
While explaining the process, Ofulue said every customer is expected to go through the know your customer (KYC) process and also agree on settlement of their outstanding debt.
Thereafter, account survey will be carried out before payment for prepaid meter is made.
He urged customers who dispute their unsettled post-paid to take advantage of the various repayment options available during the KYC process.
“Outstanding balance can also be rolled over into the customer’s prepaid account and paid in instalments.” he said.
“The meters will be provided and installed within 10 working days of payment.
“In line with NERC regulations, customers are expected to pay for meters. Through the online process, customers are to abide the rules and regulation guiding the metering process and they should not to pay cash to anyone or fall prey to unscrupulous element who may want to take advantage of the scheme to fleece customers. They will be advised on the designated channels for payment.”
According to Ofulue, the stipulated cost of a single-phase meter is N38,850, while a three-phase meter is N70,350.