The federal government has unveiled an energy blueprint, which involves building off-grid power sources such as solar energy for military barracks located in remote areas without grid supply.


Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu during the flagoff of the metering exercise at the headquarters of the 9th brigade of the Nigerian army, Ikeja Military Cantonment, said the initiative will avail the government with necessary data on the monthly consumption of the army, in order to ensure appropriate billings and ease collections.


According to him, out of N40 billion earmarked for the mass metering project, the government has dispensed N12.7 billion to offer meters in army barracks across the country, with the overall intention to eliminate and make estimated billing a thing of the past.


Adelabu said the smart meters being installed are tamper-proof and difficult to bypass, can be switched to solar source if the supply is not sufficient and it comes with an app where customers can get statements of their consumption on a monthly basis.


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