FG Sets Up Panel to Certify Meter Installers

In a bid to Curb Mishaps, the federal government has set up a committee peopled with members drawn from the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to certify meter installers in the country. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Electricity Management Company (NEMSA), the agency responsible for certifying electrical installation personnel.

FG Sets Up Panel to Certify Meter Installers

In a bid to Curb Mishaps, the federal government has set up a committee peopled with members drawn from the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to certify meter installers in the country. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Electricity Management Company (NEMSA), the agency responsible for certifying electrical installation personnel.

 

According to NEMSA, this committee would ensure that only competent and qualified personnel certified by the agency are allowed to work in the industry. This is to preserve ethics and specialization in carrying out electrical installation works, and ensuring that electricity meters are properly installed. Since the commencement of the certification in 2016, NEMSA has validated over 9,000 of electricity contractors. It has taken the certification of electricity metering more important due to the federal government’s current metering policy and regulations. NEMSA is therefore poised to ensuring that quality electricity meters are installed in Nigeria such that collection efficiency and industry liquidity are maintained. It is important to ensure that meters with the right load capacity are fixed in residential and business areas with the right load requirement to avoid blowing up the system. This will remove the havoc that meters have caused and ensure the safety of life and property as fire outbreaks could happen and cause disaster in those premises or buildings.