The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Sunday said the company planned to install 200,000 pre-paid meters for consumers in 2017 to end estimated billing.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Oladele Amoda, made the disclosure in an interview in Lagos.
Amoda said the company had signed an agreement with Mojek International, an indigenous smart meter manufacturing company, for the supply of over 100,000 meters in December.
“We also signed another agreement with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, an international company based in this country, to supply the remaining 100,000 pre-paid meters.
“We have already started metering consumers under our network with these meters.
“It is our responsibility to meter all consumers and we are looking at being able to deploy the 200,000 meters before the year runs out.
“The motive is to eliminate estimation of consumers billing by 2017,” he said.