NEMSA warns against use of poor quality electricity metres

Electricity Distribution

Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has expressed concern over the quality of electricity metres in the country’s power sector.

The agency said that low quality meters will worsen the power sector problems if not addressed.

NEMSA managing director, Peter Ewesor, added that the development poses dangers to the sector, which is still undergoing challenges.

Ewesor said the agency has decided not to approve meters that fail pre-testing requirements, which include durability and the capacity of the metres.

He explained that any metres imported into the country without type set certificate can no longer be distributed or deployed in the country.

According to him, if somebody is bringing metres into the country, he must submit the metres to the NEMSA for pre-testing.

He said the testing will show whether the meters will work in Nigeria or not, and after the test, a certificate known as type set certificate will now be given to the owners or importers of the product.

“Any meter imported into the country without type set certificate can no longer be distributed or deployed in the country.  Type set certificate is a kind of certificate given to the importers of meters that the meters are good enough to be deployed in the country.  If somebody is bringing meters into the country, he must submit the meters to the NEMSA for pre-testing.

“The testing will show whether the meters would work in Nigeria or not. Having certified by NEMSA that the meters would work in the country, a certificate known as type set certificate would now be given to the owners or importers of the product,” he said.

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