EEDC Introduces Security Code To Check Fake Electricity Bills

EEDC Introduces Security Code To Check Fake Electricity Bills

The Head, Communications of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Mr Emeka Ezeh, said that the company has introduced a Security Barcode in its electricity bills to check fake bills, manipulations and other forms of “scientific electricity theft”, Vanguard reports.

He said the new features on the new bill included a summary of the previous balance and last payment made by the customer and “a barcode (code number), which is a security feature’’. It also contains details of the feeder and transformer; name and phone number of the marketer in charge as well as pictorial representation of the customer’s meter reading.

“At the back side of the bill is the EEDC call center number as well as address of Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) forum offices within EEDC coverage area, including their phone numbers and email addresses. It also contains details of respective reconnection fees and other relevant information for the customer,’’ he said.

Ezeh said that as part of the initiative to create technological driven innovations, the company would soon deliver electricity bills to customers via email prior to their receiving the hard copy.

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