EKEDC raises alarm over 60% drop in supply to its network, blames TCN for low allocation

Oredola Adeola

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company(EKEDC) has revealed that power allocations to its network from Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) dropped from 450MegaWatt(MW) to 156MW, a 65.3 percent decrease in supply, blaming the supply reduction as the reason it has been unable to meet the supply demands of its customers.

This was made known in a statement received by Energyday and signed by the Company’s spokesperson, Godwin Idemudia.

According to Idemudia, ‘the total current allocation of power supply from the TCN to the various power station in EKEDC’s network has dropped from 450MW to 156MW.

He said, “For example, the expected supply allocation to the Alagbon transmission substation is 100MW but we are currently receiving 67MW, while Ijora transmission substation expects an average of 75MW, but is currently receiving 13MW. This is nowhere near enough to satisfy our customers.”

The EKEDC’s spokesperson apologized to customers for the inconvenience the drop in power supply might have caused and assured them that Eko DisCo is working with the TCN to proffer a prompt resolution to the issue.

EnergyDay had earlier reported that Eko Disco signed a project agreement with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited to improve the quality of supply in the Company’s franchise area and to meet the high demand of its growing network.

Idemudia however explained that the Company is embarking on more similar projects to tackle challenges such as this in the sector to ensure customers are adequately provided with reliable and quality power supply.

He equally charged EKEDC customers to always remain vigilant as some criminal elements might want to use the current situation as an opportunity to vandalise the Company’s distribution equipment.