The Management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has explained the load shedding being experienced in its franchise area, saying that this is as a result of the drop in load allocated to it by the system operator, National Mirror reports.
In a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Shekarau, AEDC stated that with the recent drop in electricity generation occasioned by shortage in gas to the power plants, the quantum of energy made available to it from the national grid fell far short of what it had been receiving a few months ago which had led to load shedding to its customers in the FCT as well as other states in the company’s franchise area.
Shekarau, also raised the alarm over the rising cases of vandalism of various electricity paraphernalia in AEDC’s distribution network. He revealed that no fewer than 10 different power system equipment were vandalised, and in most cases carted away, by unknown persons in less than one week in the Wuse area of its FCT Central region. To this end, the company has appealed to members of the public to be vigilant over power equipment and also report any suspicious movements around such facilities to security agencies.