Electricity company chief offers tips on how to cope with new tariff

Posted by News Express | 31 January 2016 | 2,725 times

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC), Jay McCoskey has stated that consumers may not have to pay more with efficient energy management as the new electricity tariffs kick in.

Jay McCoskey said this in an interactive session with reporters in Rivers State, south-south Nigeria.

He explained that although the new tariffs have been introduced, consumers may in the long run not have to pay more with the introduction of energy efficient solutions such as special light bulbs into the market to help users manage their consumption.

The Head of Customer Service, PHEDC, Godwin Orovwiroro, also called for an informed dissemination of details on the new tariffs to encourage public corporation.

The PHEDC went on to explain how the new regime would allow consumers to determine their final bills based on actual consumption.

The company noted that it would intensify its mass metering programme as studies have shown that with the prepaid meters, electricity users consume between 12 – 15 per cent less electricity than those using the post-paid meters.

The PHEDC, which runs its services across Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states is making the announcement ahead of the new electricity tariff to begin on February 1. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows power meters.

Source: News Express

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