The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has given approval to CWG Plc to serve as the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) for Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).CWG came top among the seven approved MAP Vendors for Ibadan Electric.
The Group Head, Brand and Marketing Communications, CWG Plc, Mrs. Anthonia Ehanmo disclosed this to Journalists in Lagos, saying CWG won the approval after a competitive process involving over 120 MAPs/licensees out of which CWG was certified and approved among the 30 MAPs for engagement with the Discos in Nigeria.
She said this was coming weeks after CWG was recently qualified as a meter service provider (MSP).
She stated that the milestone has put the system integration company in Nigeria on a global map of the few certified metering solutions experts in Nigeria.
“ This milestone adds credence to our metering business and as such position us well in exploring the huge opportunity within the metering value chain in Nigeria,” Daniel Shoban-Das, V.P. Corporate Development, at CWG said.
Asked on further opportunities available for CWG in the energy value chain, Shoban-Das expressed the belief that the breakthrough avails CWG the opportunity to be part of the major drivers of NERC’s vision of eliminating estimated billing and cover the metering gaps of over 5million within the electricity supply value chain in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the rural electrification agency recently acknowledged CWG’s strategic role in the metering industry.
This came as a formal invitation extended to CWG to be part of the Mini grid initiative of the Federal government financed by the World Bank.