EKEDC Laments Poor Grid Supply, Outages


Eko Electricity Distribu-tion Company (EKEDC) management is lamenting the slump in power supply from national grid, which within last month has fallen between 1,589 and 624 megawatts (Mw) after the attainment of a record 5,074.70Mw early in the month.

The fall in supply has led to substantial drop in revenue generation by the DisCos as power output to customers and receipts from services rendered to customers have plunged.

The Head, Corporate Communications, EKo Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDC), Idemudia Godwin, said the drop has been responsible for the power rationing and intermittent outage being experienced in areas under its coverage in the past few weeks.

He said the power supply instability was partly due to inadequate bulk electricity load allocation to the company from the national grid, which also arose from a drop in the national generation level as a result of incessant acts of vandalism on gas pipelines and transmission towers.

According to him, the situation was not limited to Eko Electricity Distribution Company coverage areas alone, adding that since the problem had to do with low generation level, all parts of the country were affected.

“The situation had led to acute power rationing in all areas within the company’s operational territory. Areas worst hit in Eko DisCo by the resultant power rationing include Surulere, Lekki, Ajah, Ibeju, Mushin, Apapa, Yaba and their environs.

“EKEDC appeals to all its customers to please bear with the situation. We assure that the company is doing all within its powers to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of available power to all customers pending the time there would be a significant improvement in the national power generation level,” he added.

He said the company’s Customer helplines will be available on a 24-hour basis to receive complaints from customers and attend to same with despatch. This is in addition to all the customer care centres which operate from 8am to 5pm.

Customers having localised faults that are outside the general power rationing were enjoined to contact the customer care unit covering their areas or the central Customer Care Centre at the Marina Headquarters of the company, he said.


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