Energy - News - January 26, 2021

Abuja DISCO announces 3 days disruption in electricity supply to FCT, environs

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) on Tuesday announced three days disruption in electricity supply to customer residing is some sections of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The AEDC spokesperson, Bode Fadipe, said in Abuja on Tuesday that the scheduled disruption in public power supply would be between Tuesday January 26 and Thursday, January 28, 2021

Mr Fadipe listed the areas to be affected to include Utako, Wuye, Human Rights Radio, Suncity estate, Galadimawa, Kabusa Garden, Idu Industrial, Idu Railway Station, Open University, CITEC to Mbora estate, Durumi, Games Village, Lugbe Across, Pyakassa, Chika, Kunchinhoro, Brains & Hammers and environs.

During the period, he said consumers “will experience interruption of electricity supply to their homes, offices and other areas of activities.”

“The essence of this interruption is to enable the maintenance crew of the TCN (Transmission Company of Nigeria) re-string the vandalized portion of the 132kV line transporting energy from Gwagwalada transmission station to Apo/Kukwaba Transmission Stations,” he said.

In order to cushion the effect of the three days interruption, AEDC said it has worked out modalities to back feed some of the affected areas, where possible.

Mr Fadipe warned whatever alternative arrangement would be made during the period would result in a load shedding regime, since existing nearby feeders would be saddled with extra load pressures that they hitherto were not carrying.

While appealing for the understanding of the affected customers, Mr Fadipe said the AEDC smhas assured that the replacement and restoration of the Gwagwalada – Kukwaba 132kV line by the TCN would give it the opportunity to optimise the use of the line for the benefit of its customers.

He said that the TCN Gwagwalada/Kukwaba 132kV line has suffered several attacks in the hands of vandals in recent times thus making it difficult for customers and service providers to put the line to beneficial use.

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