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Invitation for Comments on the Draft Regulation on Meter Asset Providers

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (the Commission) is an independent regulatory agency established by the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA) 2005. Pursuant to Sections 96(1), 96(2(i)) and 70(8) of the Act, the Commission is empowered to make regulations with a view to, amongst others, ensure fairness, safety, security, reliability and quality of service in the production and delivery of electricity to customers.
Majority of electricity customers are unmetered and are therefore billed by electricity distribution companies based on an estimate of energy consumed rather than actual consumption. The estimated billing practices often referred to as “crazy billing” is regarded by most consumers as arbitrary, subjective, non-scientific and unfair and consequently resulted in customer dissatisfaction, apathy, public outcry and increasing incidence of electricity theft.
The Commission, having appraised the current challenges in providing adequate meters in the electricity industry and its consequent impact on the financial viability of the market, had as part of its rule making process issued a Consultation Paper on initiatives towards ending estimated billing. The Commission has also conducted Public Consultations in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Enugu, Jos, Port Harcourt and Yola. Subsequent to the stakeholder input and in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the EPSR Act, the Commission has developed a draft Regulation for the licensing of Meter Asset Providers (MAP) who would, on a competitive basis, provide for the financing, procurement, installation, and maintenance of meters as a means of fast tracking the metering of all electricity customers in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

The objectives of this Regulation are to:
1. Provide standard rules for the emergence and participation of independent and competitive meter asset providers in the NESI;
2. Eliminate estimated billing practices;
3. Attract private investment into a viable metering services business;
4. Close the metering gap through accelerated meter roll out; and
5. Enhance customer satisfaction and liquidity of the electricity market.

Pursuant to the above, comments are hereby invited from all stakeholders and members of the public on the draft regulation.

Click Here to download the Draft Regulation

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