The Federal Government has said the electricity meter upgrade process to be implemented by power distribution companies would not affect the credit units balance in the meters.

It disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), stressing that NEMSA would ensure that all electricity meters and instruments deployed in the sector were of the right standard.

The Managing Director, NEMSA, Aliyu Tahir stated that they are also to note that meter upgrade is a one-time process. Subsequent energy token purchases will continue as usual after the upgrade has been completed.

Tahir disclosed this while reacting to the issue of Standard Transfer Specification for the upgrade of prepaid meters by means of Token Identifier rollover, which is set for commencement by the power distributors in Nigeria.

Last week, it was reported that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission advised prepaid meter users to upgrade their meters before November next year to avoid losing the meters.

Tahir explained that in order to overcome the Token Identifier rollover occurrence, all meters would require key change tokens with the rollover bit set, which would be provided by the Discos.

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