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Measurement and evaluation of bills sent by power utility companies to consumers of electricity in Nigeria

H.C. Onyeoru

Abstract


The present method of Electricity Billing in Nigeria is very elaborate cumbersome, and inaccurate. In this method, consumers of Electricity are not properly billed according to the energy they consumed. No accurate method of determining consumer’s energy consumption by PUC has been made public. Rather, they choose to bill consumers arbitrarily.This has not only made consumers to pay for energy not consumed or are left to huge amount of money as debt accrued to the Power Company involved. This has continued to generate rancor and acrimonies among consumers and staff of PUC who would want the former to pay for the huge debt they are owing by all means. This investigation therefore seek ways of finding lasting solution to eradicate the imbroglio among consumers and suppliers of Electricity nationwide.

Keywords: Power Utility Companies (PUC), Consumers, Suppliers, Electricity, Bills, Energy Consumption




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