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Improve power supply: IBEDC engages four GENCOs

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 4:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladele Ogunsola, Ibadan

In order to guarantee adequate power supply and efficient service delivery, the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has engaged four embedded Generation Companies (Gencos).

The goal of this, according to the company’s Manager, Corporate Account, Paul Peters, “is to provide quality and uninterrupted power that will power progress and improve the quality of supply to its customers.”

He said the distribution company was poised at making its customers enjoy its services and that it was working at being at the top of electricity supply at an interactive session on electricity distribution and current tariff structure.

Peters pleaded with the stakeholders to understand the position of the company, stressing that Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) rolled out the tariff classification and not IBEDC.

He also disclosed that manufacturers would have to pay at the rate in operation before the 50 per cent reduction announced by NERC.

The interactive session organised by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in conjunction with British-American Tobacco (BATN), was aimed at arriving at a formidable way of creating a satisfactory partnership between MAN and the distribution company.

Chairman, South-West Zone of MAN, Michael Daramola, urged the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) to focus more on power supply rather than increasing tariff.

Daramola, who was represented by Sunday Aboriomoh, a director, said that if the distribution company focused more on electricity supply, there would be better relationship between manufacturers and IBEDC.

“We hope that the distribution company would put into action, plans to make electricity supply better for manufacturers as discussed, so as to improve the relationship between the two partners,” Daramola said.

Reacting to the outcome of the session, a cross-section of manufacturers opposed the idea of paying the previous rate before the reduction as announced by the Federal Government.

They also called for attention on other issues, such as charges and continuous engagement that would forestall future misunderstanding and disagreement.