Eko & Abuja Discos launch technologies to check energy theft, vandalism


Electricity distribution companies in the country have raised alarm over what they described as rampant energy theft and vandalism among consumers, especially in rural communities, Leadership reports.

Representative of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Adeniyi David while speaking at the launch of a new crime reporting and security-management system targeted at tracking and reporting criminal activities, noted that bypass of meters was still occurring at an alarming rate in Nigeria.

Also, the CEO of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Ernest‎ Mpwaya, noted that the firm had to leverage on technology in order to deliver better services. He assured that the company would integrate its in-house measure of responding to vandalism of its facilities with a new application; “Hawk Eye” and said survival and sustenance of the firm’s business was key.