IBEDC has kicked off the first of its town hall meetings to engage and educate customers on MAP.
The Meter Asset Provider scheme established under the MAP Regulation 2018 was introduced by the regulator, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to put a stop to the incessant complaints over estimated billings by customers, bridge the metering gap and accelerate meter roll out to enhance revenue generation.
The meter providers drawn from Nigerian private sector are licensed by NERC to encourage the development of independent and competitive meter services.
The MAP scheme is not only for the provision of meters, but also responsible for the installation, maintenance and replacement of faulty meters.
IBEDC saddled with the timely disbursement of meters and coordination of the MAP scheme engaged the services of seven-meter vendors to cater for its esteemed customers across its franchise areas, the vendors are:
- Protogy Global Services Limited (for Dugbe, Molete, Ojoo & Monatan)
- MEMMCOL (for Ota, Sagamu, Sango & Ijebu Ode)
- Integrated Resources Limited (for Apata, Ijeun & Olumo)
- Mojec International Limited (for Akanran, Ede & Osogbo)
- Computer Warehouse Group Plc (for Baboko, Jebba & Omu-Aran)
- Tinuten Nigeria Limited (for Ikirun, Ile-Ife & Ilesa)
- New Hampshire Capital Limited (for Oyo, Ogbomoso & Challenge)
IBEDC management says it is committed to ensuring that its over 988,915 customers get metered with ease at a going rate of N38,325 for a single-phase meter, while a three-phase meter costs N70,350, VAT inclusive.
Ibadan DisCo also appeals to its customers to go through the proper channel to avoid fraudulent activities, as there are no hidden charges, no processing fees and no application fees of any kind.
Customers are to apply for MAP services online through www.ibedc.com or visit any of our offices to fill the MAP application form, after which a technical evaluation of the customer’s apartment is carried out, then the customer gets a MAP identification number.
This MAP identification number is all that is required to pay at any bank in Nigeria. Meters are then installed in customers premises 10 working days after receipt of payment.
Twelve townhall meetings had been scheduled across IBEDC franchise areas to educate and enlighten customers and stakeholders on the scheme. The meetings are scheduled for Ibadan, Oyo town, Iseyin, Saki, Abeokuta, Ota, Ibafo, ijebu-Ode, Osogbo, Ile-Ife, Ilorin, Off and Ogbomosho.