If you’ve ever been thinking about getting a new prepaid meter from Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company plc (IBEDC), then this is the best place to be. GenGuide well shows you exactly how you can apply for a prepaid meter using the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) provider and have it installed in your residential or industrial house.
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Why Apply For A Prepaid Meter?
The benefits of using an electronic prepaid meter greatly outweigh the inconveniences, if any. The importance of using a prepaid meter is that it gives you complete control over the amount of electricity consumed. No billings predicted. You only pay for the value of the electrical equipment you wish to use.
When you are not in service, you can always decide to turn off high-power consuming devices, or even buy the amount of electrical units that you think would appropriate for you at a certain time. Some people are buying as many units as they can even last up to six months!
The good thing about this is nobody can bring electricity bills to your doorway or disconnect your electric cables from the power source just because you didn’t pay an electric bill.
Since its establishment in 2013, the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has been the major supplier of electricity to the state of Oyo, Ogun State, Osun State, and Kwara.
Two ways to apply for IBEDC prepaid meter
To be able to calculate your building when using the IBEDC prepaid meter, these two basic ways have been put together to show you the ways by which your building can get metered by the IBEDC. They are as follows:
- Using Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) scheme
- Using the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme
Now let’s continue to quickly explore into the discussion on how to apply for a prepaid meter from IBEDC using any of the two schemes mentioned above.
What is CAPMI all about?
CAPMI is an acronym that stands for Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation. It is a program built by NERC to ensure that customers get shipped and installed their prepaid meters within 45 days. The system also ensures the meter’s cost will be refunded in the form of credit units over a period not exceeding 36 months.
The IBEDC uses the CAPMI program, a special metering acquisition system developed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to provide prepaid meters within 45 days to those applying for them under IBEDC.
How To Apply For IBEDC Prepaid Meter using the CAPMI scheme.
- Visit the IBEDC sales office nearest to get a free form called IBEDC 74.
- Ensure that you fill out the meter form correctly and submit it (Note: you will need a valid means of identification such as a National Identification Card, Voter Card, International Passport, or Driver’s License).
- Based on your option of prepaid meter, pay after collecting account information from the IBEDC Business Hub you visited, at either of the specified banks.
- Make a photocopy of the bank teller after making the payment, and add the photocopy to the IBEDC 74 form and return it for registration to the Business Center.
- Your building will be metered within 45 days as long as these measures were performed successfully.
What is MAP all about?
MAP simply means Meter Asset Provider. They are companies that are authorized by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to procure and install prepaid meters according to the 2018 MAP regulation for customers of electricity distribution companies. The MAP system means consumers will be able to get their prepaid meters after 10 payment receipt job.
List of Some of The Registered Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) under IBEDC
- Computer Warehouse Group (CWG)
- Integrated Resource Limited (IRL)
- New Hampshire Capital Limited
- Mojec International Limited
- Tinuten Nigeria Limited.
Their MAPs permitted coverage area
|Meter Asset Providers (MAPs)||Service coverage areas|
|Protogy||Dugbe, Molete, Ojoo, Monatan|
|MEMMCOL||Ota, Sagamu, Sango, Ijebu-ode|
|Mojec International Limited||Akanran, Ede, Osogbo.|
|Tinuten Nigeria Limited||Ikirun, Ile-Ife, Ilesha|
|Computer Warehouse Group (CWG)||Baboko, Jebba, Omu-Aran|
|New Hampshire Capital Limited||Oyo, Ogbomosho, Challenge|
Steps On How To Apply for IBEDC prepaid meter using MAP Scheme
- To download and fill out the prepaid meter form, visit the official IBEDC website’s MSMS page.
- Submit the application form of the prepaid meter to the nearest IBEDC business unit.
- Make payment to any of the banks approved.
- After confirmation of your payment, the prepaid meter will be activated within 10 working days at your residence.
Types of IBEDC Prepaid Electric Meter
The table below shows the types of prepaid meter that are available at the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) and their respective costs
|Types of IBEDC Electric Prepaid Meter||Cost in Naira)|
|For those using Residential|
|Single phase PPM Split Unit Type 5/60A 240V||#24,832|
|3-phase PPM Split Unit Type 3 x 5/60A 415V||#53,820|
|And for those using Industrial|
|3-Phase Whole Current Electronic Credit Meter 415V||#94,309|
|3-Phase CT-Operated Electronic Credit Meter||#221,891|
|11KV 3-Phase CT/VT Electronic Meter||#801, 108|
|33KV 3-Phase CT/VT Electronic Meter||#1,478,358|
It should be remembered that the MAP allows payments in installments and upfront. All MAP workers can be used as a means of identification on branded uniforms and Id card when offering metering services.
IBEDC Customer Care Contact Info
For more details on receiving IBEDC prepaid meters, please visit any of the IBEDC business hubs or e-mail email@example.com or call 07001239999.
Also, note that you do not always have to visit the IBEDC Business Hub if you need to recharge. Here’s a complete tutorial on how to redeem your prepaid meter online.
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