AEDC apologises for poor power supply, embarks on quick-win projects
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has notified electricity consumers (customers) within its franchise area of Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi states and the Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja that the distribution company (DisCo) is embarking on 40 quick-win intervention projects even as it apologises to, and empathises with, Nigerians for the poor power supply being experienced.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Abuja DisCo’s managing director (MD), Engr Adeoye Fadeyibi, and made available to newsmen at the weekend.
It read in part: “We, the management of Abuja Electricity Plc acknowledge the terrible and persistent poor state of electricity supply to your various homes and offices. We honestly feel your pains and trauma, and we plead for your continued understanding, while not absolving ourselves of our
“We are working in concert with other industry partners and stakeholders to address the broader problems of low generation and systems instability.
“We also write to intimate you our dear customers of some quick-win intervention projects that we as Abuja Electricity have specifically recently undertaken with the sole objective of quickly improving supply of power to our franchise area.
“First amongst this is the fact that we are in various stages of discussions with some Power developers capable of giving us, within a few months, a good level of embedded power generation to boost and complement whatever else we get from the National Grid, this is especially for the purposes of improving supply to Metropolitan FCT.
“Additionally, aside the low generation being experienced nationwide, we at AEDC have embarked upon some 40 quick win projects that are geared towards rehabilitating our
network and thereby increasing availability and customer satisfaction.
“They range from deloading the over loaded feeders, purchase of 81 new Distribution transformers and repair of 78 no existing Distribution transformers.”
AEDC also confirmed that it was carrying out major maintenance on 34 Power transformers, while assuring its customers that its goal is to provide them with acceptable levels of power supply always.
“Our collective effort as a management team in the pursuit of this goal is not limited only to the above-mentioned interventions. We seek everyday new ways to achieve this objective very quickly and efficiently.
“And we commit to you that in a matter of weeks to a few months (staggered), depending on the duration of these different projects, the power supply situation overall will be significantly improved.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to strive towards meeting your expectations in having a world class power supply in the Abuja DisCo’s franchise area,” the statement further noted.