March 1, 2024

I.E, EKEDC apologize as load shedding continues to affect power supply to customers


Solomon Ezeme

Two Nigerian Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) – the Ikeja Electric (I.E) and the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) – have tendered apologies to their respective customers, blaming the poor power situation which has continued to linger within their networks on load shedding by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The Ikeja Electric which covers many parts of Lagos and Ogun, including Ikeja, Akowonjo, Oshodi, Abule Egba and others, appealed to its customers for understanding for the outages suffered within its network, assuring them of solution as it partners with stakeholders to improve the power situation.

The DisCo in a public notice on Saturday, blamed the low power supply on load shedding by the TCN caused by a drop in power generation.

The notice reads: “Dear esteemed customer, the poor power supply you have been experiencing in certain parts of our network, due to load shedding by Transmission as a result of a drop in power generation still persists.

“We regret the inconvenience this has caused over the last few weeks and wish to assure that the responsible stakeholders in the electricity value chain are working tirelessly to improve the situation.

“Kindly bear with us at this time.”

EnergyDay had reported that the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) disclosed that its customers were experiencing a shortage in power supply due to the activities of vandals and gas limitations.

It had earlier tendered an apology to them, explaining that the poor power situation resulted from the over 50% drop in electricity transmitted to it by the TCN,

The company again on Saturday, February 5, appealed to its customers as the poor power situation in its network drags on.

“Dear valued customer, we are currently receiving 100MW from our TCN partners as opposed to our expected 400MW, leading to massive load shedding across our network.

“Please bear with us as we are working on a sustainable resolution and will keep you updated. Thank you for your understanding,” the EKEDC said.

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