Chioma Aniwe, Acting Head, Corporate Communications, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, says the company will commence the distribution of 77,097 prepaid meters to its customers from December.
Aniwe, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Calabar, Cross River State, however, disclosed that the distribution company had over 850,000 metering gap.
It will be recalled that the Federal Government had in October launched the National Mass Metering Programme in Eko, Kano, Kaduna and the Ikeja distribution companies.
Aniwe said: “Given the gap and what we received from the Federal Government, our plan is to follow a metering plan called feeder-wide.
“We have selected some feeders to go about the distribution so that we can effectively allocate the more than 77,000 meters we were given.
“The idea of feeder-wide is if you are metering a street, you ensure that everyone on that street is metered without leaving some people out.
“There will be no staggered metering; when we are done with a particular location, we face another, for now, there is no upfront payment for the meters, we are just following our metering plan.”