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Published On: Mon, Mar 24th, 2014

IKEDC to inject N600m to improve electricity supply

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Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC)From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos

As part of efforts to improve power supply, the Management of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) have promised to inject about N600 million into the system through the ongoing projects within its network.

Speaking during the zone customer’s forum in Lagos, IKEDC MD/CEO, Mr Abiodun Ajifowobaje said the board has approved about N600 million for quick intervention on transformers installations and pre-paid meter installation.

“Our board under the quick ‘win win’ intervention approve about N600 million for us to do all projects including metering, commissioning of transformers projects that are ongoing, installation of vandalised transformers, re-metering and do some overhead line clearance which often cause network disability.”

Ajifowobaje said that about 30 transformers had been installed to cushing electricity supply, while about 115 pending transformers projects have been ongoing in various site for completion within the next one month.

He said that about 30 transformers had been bad while about 42 vandalised transformers had recorded before the new management took over in NOV.1, but as at today all the bad transformers had been restored under the new management.

“The board of the company had approved some installations of some transformers under what we call “win win’’ approach to address customers complaints and to replace all the bad transformers.

“Going forward, we are going to commence installation of all bad transformers and complete all pending transformers projects in all site within the network. All this we are assured that customers within our network we enjoy stable and effective power supply when completed.

“The ongoing 115 transformers in various location of the EKEDC will be completed and commence effective power supply to customers within next one month.

“Our technical partner have commenced evaluation of meter system and very soon them we come out with very robust metering system, but pending when they complete their methodology, the zone is currently installing meters to customers who had paid for meters in the last three years.

“About 6,000 customers had paid for pre-paid meter and we have commence metering while we also targeted about 7,000 customers to be install within the next month.

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