In a communiqué issued at the end of a Town Hall meeting organized recently by the Stakeholders Democracy Network for critical stakeholders in the electricity sector in Benin City, Edo State, the Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc (BEDC) disclosed that it has installed more than 25 per cent of the 90,870 meters targeted for customers under the first phase of the National Mass Metering Programme.

The communiqué stated that the company would remove estimated billing for unmetered customers in its four franchise states of Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo over a period of six months as part of the NNMP.

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It is also stated in the communiqué that: “BEDC is now installing meters on the pole for customers in Bands A, B and C, as the initial focus to curtail energy theft and meter bypass while the company has also begun community metering where transformers of over 600 communities have been metered so far.”