We are working hard to improve power supply in Abuja

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has announced that it is embarking on 40 quick win projects, aimed at improving electricity supply to franchised areas, particularly the Metropolitan FCT.

A statement signed on Saturday by AEDC Director General, Mr. Adeoye Fadeyibi, says the projects range from unloading overloaded feeders to purchasing 81 new distribution transformers and repairing 78 existing transformers.

He indicated that AEDC, which was also carrying out major maintenance on its 34 power transformers, is in various stages of discussions with certain power developers capable of giving them a good level of onboard power production within a few months. .

According to him, the generation must stimulate and complement everything it gets from the National Grid.

“We reassure you that our sincere and much desired goal is to always provide you with acceptable power levels.

“Our collective effort as a management team in pursuit of this goal is not limited to these interventions alone.

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“We are looking for new ways every day to achieve this goal very quickly and efficiently,” he said.

Fadeyibi said that AEDC is committed that within a few weeks to a few months, depending on the duration of these various projects, the overall electricity supply situation will be significantly improved.

He said that the AEDC recognizes the terrible and persistent poor state of electricity supply to the various homes and offices of consumers.

“We honestly feel your pains and traumas, and we implore your continued understanding, without absolving ourselves of our responsibilities.

“We are working together with other industry partners and stakeholders to address the broader issues of low production and system instability.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to strive to meet your expectations of having a world-class power supply in the Abuja franchise area,” he said.

Alan A. Seibert