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Nigerian companies waste 50% of energy despite power challenges – SON

the Director General of SON, Osita Anthony Aboloma,

…as indigenous meter firm receives SON’s MANCAP certification
Ugo Amadi
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has revealed that companies operating in the country waste about 50% of their energy in spite of epileptic power supply.

Speaking during the policy review and enforcement meeting on the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) in Abuja, the Director General of SON, Osita Anthony Aboloma, said these energy wastes could be cut by 10% if the companies adopted energy efficiency in their systems.

Aboloma, who was represented by the Director of Operations of SON, Engineer Felix Nyado, said energy efficiency measures had been applied to two companies in a pilot test and the companies cut production costs, which translated to production gains.

However, an indigenous meter manufacturing company, Mojec International Limited, has received the Standards Organisation of Nigeria’s Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme certification.
A statement from SON quoted the State Coordinator, Lagos Office III, SON, Mrs. Ngozi Ekweme, as saying that stringent regulations and strict enforcement of standards had restricted manufacture of pre- paid meters to only competent companies. She bemoaned the limited number of assemblers and manufacturers of digital pre-paid electricity meters in the country.
According to her, the company has joined the elite list of only two premium manufacturers that had been MANCAP-certified.

Ekweme noted that the single phase and three phase pre-paid electricity meters assembled by the company met the requirements of the NIS IEC 62052, 62053, 62054, 62055 and 62056, stressing that over the decade, the MANCAP scheme had served to identify and distinguish quality product manufacturers in Nigeria.

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