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EKEDC targets uninterrupted electricity supply to its consumers

Posted: Apr 3, 2015 at 3:39 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The management of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says they have put in place measures that would enable the company to provide 24 hours uninterrupted electricity supply to its consumers.

Mr Oladele Amoda, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announced this on Thursday in Lagos during the company’s Customer Engagement Town Hall Meeting with electricity consumers from Ibeju-Lekki, Ajah, Igbo-Efon, Lekki Phase 1and 2.

Amoda said that the management had concluded plans to add more than170megawatts (MW) to the supply from the national grid.

He said that the company was receiving only 11 per cent or between 270 megawatts and 300 megawatts of electricity generated from the National grid.

“EKEDC requires 700 megawatts to give consumers in the zone uninterrupted power supply but out of which we are given between 270 MW and 300MW.

“This has resulted to erratic power supply to our numerous customers and led to series of protests in many communities.

“This has made the company to engage in embedded power generation projects, to fill in the lapses.

“We are almost through with three power generating plants who have agreed to supply the company with 170megawatts.”