The management of BEDC Electricity Plc has urged all customers in its franchise states to support the ongoing enumeration exercise.
The states are Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti.
The Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer, BEDC, Mr Ernest Edgar, in a statement issued in Benin, Edo State, said the exercise was in compliance with the directive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to all distribution companies.
Edgar said the exercise was geared towards improving accuracy in billing, improving quality of supply and prompt response to faults as well as to ensure proper planning for network expansion.
He said, “Our esteemed customers are enjoined to cooperate with our enumerators, who will be going round (door-to-door) to customers’ premises in the four states by responding promptly to requests for completion of enumeration forms, with a passport photograph, copy of electricity bill for postpaid customers and vending slip (for customers using prepaid meters), mobile number and email address as well as carry out electricity load assessment of appliances/devices.
“In the event that you are not around, kindly leave your electricity bill/vending slip in a location that can be accessible to our teams while a notice will be placed at your premises.”
Edgar explained that the enumeration exercise was important for customers, considering the tremendous benefits in the area of improvement in the quality of metering for efficient billing as well as assistance to the Discos to enable them to respond to electricity issues quickly while also helping establish the actual number of power users and power assets across the country.
In Edo State, the enumeration exercise is ongoing in Igarra, Nekpennekpene, Oregbeni, Uromi, Ekpoma, Wire Road, and New Benin.
The exercise is also ongoing in the Airport Road (Effurun), GRA (Warri), Express (Udu), Market Road (Ughelli), Ozoro (Isoko), Agbor, Nnebisi (Asaba) and Sapele, all in Delta State.
The enumeration is ongoing at Owo, Igbara-Oke, Alagbaka, Ondo Town, and Ode-Aye, in Ondo State, and in Omuo-Ekiti, Ekiti State.