By Marie-Therese Nanlong
Jos—THE management of Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDC, Plc, and electricity consumers in Plateau State, have agreed to send over 1,000 smart metres to the Nigerian Electricity Management Service Agency, NEMSA, office in Kaduna for validity test.
JEDC and its customers have been at loggerheads over the viability of the said smart metres, following series of complaints and petitions trailing their installations.
This prompted NEMSA to order a stop to further installation on the grounds that they did not pass through routine test in the agency.
However, the Executive Director, Marketing and Investment of JEDC, Mr. Verr Jirbo, said: “Energy management is in the hands of the consumers. JEDC Plc is a responsible organisation and will not surcharge its customers; the company has nothing to hide that is why we have gathered all the stakeholders to carry out the test in a transparent way and at the end of the exercise JEDC Plc will be vindicated.”
A representative of the communities, Dr. Edwin Ringkwat, commended NEMSA and all the stakeholders for their efforts in resolving the issue, maintaining that customers would be happy paying the appropriate sum for the electricity they consume.
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