Kaduna Electric Moves To End Estimated Billing, Set To Distribute 1m Meters

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By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna


Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company has said that it will commence the metering of 1million consumers any moment from the month of November 2020.
The metering exercise which will be done in phases would begin with 80,00 consumers and will continue untill the 1million metres target is met in 3 years.
The Managing Director and Chief executive officer of the company, Engr. Garba Haruna made the promise on Wednesday while defending the general outcry over alleged over billing in September Electricity bills across the state. 

He said 80 per cent of kilowatt of the power consumed in the country comes from gas exploration in Niger Delta and other sources, which require payment.


The MD, during an interactive chat with journalists, said they have no intention to increased electric bills adding that the hike in Tariff was due the cost of services including generation, transmission and distribution of gas and energy.
On what could be done to down the tension over the increment, the company said Electricity is a business requiring better tariff for quality services.”Electricity Tariff is the cost of service of a unit electricity generated, transported,retailed and serviced to a consumer.
“Multi Year Tariff Order (MYTO), is a methodology used by the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) as a unfiled way to determine total industry Revenue Requirement (RR).”It enables recovery of costs and allows reasonable profits to Genco, Transmission, Discos, Regulators, Bulk Trader and other licensees and participants”, he said.
During power point presentation, KADECO, said the “Rationale for the Price Change -Cost-Reflective Tariff required full efficient cost records mandated by the $76, of the EPSR Act, 2005. 
According to him, quality of power supply suffered if deficiency occurred within the production generation and distribution chains in terms of poor payment.

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