There are different types of prepaid meters in Nigeria, and some are more popular due to their credibility. The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved 35 metering companies to assist Nigerians in acquiring prepaid meters quickly. These companies, however, do not directly supply meters to Nigerians. They collaborate with Nigeria’s electricity distribution companies to ensure metering in their respective areas. In this article, we will explore the popular types of prepaid meters currently available in Nigeria.
Types of Prepaid Meters in Nigeria
Surprisingly, there are only two types of prepaid meters in Nigeria: single-phase and three-phase meters. Single-phase meters are commonly used in homes and are prevalent in Nigeria due to their suitability for most households.
Three-phase meters are typically installed in industrial buildings where heavy equipment is used. They are more robust and relatively more expensive than single-phase meters. Metering companies in Nigeria supply these meters as needed. These meters come in different models, and Nigerians identify them by their brand names and models, making brand recognition essential when discussing prepaid meters in Nigeria.
Mojec Prepaid Meter
Mojec prepaid meters are gaining popularity in various regions due to the positive user experiences. Mojec collaborates with electricity distribution companies like AEDC to supply meters when needed. These prepaid meters in Nigeria are user-friendly and durable.
Mojec’s meters feature an alarm system that alerts users when they have low units. If the alarm becomes bothersome, it can be disabled by pressing 042 and the ‘ENTER’ button.
For assistance with Mojec prepaid meters, users can contact Mojec customer care at 08174589132 under IKEDC or AEDC.
Conlog Prepaid Meter
Prepaid meters from Conlog International company have gained a solid reputation in Nigeria and beyond for their durability and ease of use. Users can dial specific codes to resolve issues. If a problem requires technical expertise, users can contact customer care at 012296210 or send an email to [email protected].
MEMMCOL Prepaid Meters
MEMMCOL (Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Limited) manufactures the world’s first dual tariff meters and is recognized for offering some of the best-prepaid meters globally. MEMMCOL has a team of skilled technicians to provide assistance, even though their meters rarely develop faults. Their customer care service is top-notch.
Longi Prepaid Meter
While not as popular in some parts of Nigeria as Mojec and Conlog meters, Longi prepaid meters have garnered positive feedback from long-time users. They are affordable and come in different models, including portable options suitable for limited spaces.
Landis & Gyr Prepaid Meter
The L&G or Landis & Gyr prepaid meter comes with special features for detecting tampering and energy reversal. It features a keypad and a large LCD on its body. These meters are recommended for areas prone to line surges and lightning due to their durability.
PHED Prepaid Meter
PHED customers can utilize any of the aforementioned prepaid meter types or brands. The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution (PHED) Company, responsible for electricity distribution and metering in Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, and Bayelsa states, partners with prepaid meter manufacturing companies, vendors, and suppliers to ensure its customers are metered.
Other electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) in Nigeria that partner with prepaid meter suppliers include;
• Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC)
• Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC)
• Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO)
• Jos Electricity Distribution Company PLC (JEDC)
• Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company PLC (IBEDC)
• Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company PLC (KNEDC)
• Abuja Electricity Distribution Company PLC (AEDC)
• Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC)
• Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC)
• Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC)
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In Nigeria, there are different types of prepaid meters, classified based on capacity by metering companies. However, residents in Nigeria commonly categorize them by their brand names. This article has discussed the five most popular types of prepaid meters in Nigeria based on their respective brands. If you found this information helpful, you may also be interested in learning How to Recharge Prepaid Meter for the First Time