The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has assured customers in its franchise area that it has adopted several measures to boost power generation to ensure quality and reliable power supply.

According to AEDC, it feels the pain and trauma its customers are going through due to low generation and system instability and has, therefore, worked in concert with partners and other stakeholders to address the problem.

In a statement, AEDC said the number of interventions includes a discussion with some power developers capable of giving them within a few months a good level of embedded generation.

“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 the 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 to improve supply to Metropolitan FCT.

“Additionally, aside from 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 de-loading the overloaded feeders, Purchase 81 new distribution transformers and repair of 78 existing distribution transformers. We are also carrying out major maintenance on 34 power transformers.

“We assure you again that our sincere and much-desired goal is to provide you with acceptable levels of power 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 new ways every day 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”, the statement concluded.




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