Transmission to EKEDC drops by over 50%, affects DisCo’s distribution

Solomon Ezeme

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has revealed that it recently has stopped receiving more than half of the power usually wheeled to its network by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), resulting in a decline in the electricity being supplied to its customers.

This, according to the Power Distribution Company (DisCo), which on Thursday said the development is due to the menace of poor power infrastructure and vandalism that have continued to hamper the progress of various DisCos in the country in terms of distribution – including the transmission efforts of the TCN.

It also stated that gas challenge is among the reasons for the current drop in electricity transmission from the TCN to its network.

The Management apologized to its customers while assuring them that the situation was under control as its officials were presently working in partnership with other stakeholders to fix the problem.

“Dear Valued Customer, there is a significant drop in power supply from our TCN partners.

“We are currently receiving less than 50% of our supply allocation due to gas limitations and vandalism.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and assure you that we are working with our generation and transmission partners to restore optimum power as soon as possible. Please bear with us. Thank you,” the statement reads.

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