The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in collaboration with Eko Innovation Centre, has unveiled an initiative as part of efforts to address the metering gap in Lagos and other parts of the country.
The initiative, tagged ‘The Lagos Smart Meter Hackathon 2020’, was unveiled by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, on Thursday, according to a statement entitled ‘Improved electricity: Sanwo-Olu, minister, unveil Lagos smart meter initiative, call for entry.’
The statement said through the initiative, the state government would leverage the availability of bright local talents in Nigeria to develop and produce affordable smart electricity meters for consumers.
It said the initiative was designed to significantly reduce the revenue leakages in the power sector and ultimately improve last-mile electricity supply. (Punch)