May 26, 2024

Imo in darkness as Owerri feeders go out of supply


Ezeme Solomon

The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC, (EEDC), has reported that most parts of Imo State are currently in darkness due to the loss of electricity supply to the Egbu Power Transmission Station managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The Disco (Power Distribution Company) disclosed that all the 33KV (Kilovolt) feeders in the State have no power supplied to them, leaving most Imo residents without electricity supply.

Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communication at EEDC, who revealed this on Tuesday, stated that the TCN is presently trying to address the challenge and help restore power to the EEDC’s network in Imo State.

“The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC, (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers in Imo State that the loss of supply currently being experienced is as a result of loss of supply to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Egbu station from Alaoji – Owerri 132KV lines 1 and 2.

“As a result, all 33KV feeders in Owerri namely: Airport, Owerri 3, Oguta, Orlu, New Owerri, Mbaise, Okigwe and Alex feeders are on zero supply.

“Consequently, our customers in almost the entire Imo State are without electricity supply.

“We are on standby as the TCN is currently working to restore power supply,” he said.

He appealed to customers for calm while assuring them of the company’s resolve to restore power to their homes and businesses.

“We regret the inconveniences this has caused our customers and assure them that supply will be restored as soon as the issue is rectified.

“EEDC remains committed to delivering improved services to its esteemed customers,” he said.

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