…to commission more projects in Ebonyi, Imo
Abakaliki-THE Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, said it has begun the commissioning of completed network expansion projects across its networks in the country.
The purpose behind the execution of the projects was to ensure quality service to all EEDC’s customers across the South East geopolitical zone.
This development was made known in Enugu by the Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, while briefing newsmen on the recent commissioning of the Ugwuogo 33KV line on Monday.
According to Ezeh, the project is one of the many projects currently ongoing across the EEDC network.
“In keeping with the organisation’s commitment towards consistently enhancing and strengthening its network to deliver reliable and quality power supply to her customers, the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has commenced commissioning of completed network expansion projects across its network.
“The new Ugwuogo 33KV line which radiates from the New Haven Transmission Station, terminates at the Nike Lake Injection Substation which is housing the following Feeders: Amorji 11kV, Abakpa 3 11KV, Nike Lake 11KV and Ugwogo 33KV leg (which is serving most of the communities under Nike, Enugu).
“Prior to the construction of the Ugwuogo 33KV line, the Nike Lake Injection Substation was being fed by Thinkers Corner Injection Substation.
“With this construction, the two Injection Sub-stations will begin to perform optimally, with balanced load and minimal interruptions/tripping”.
The company’s spokesman also said that similar projects are due for commissioning in Ebonyi and Imo States.
“They are the Onuebonyi 11KV feeder, created from Ochudo 1x15MVA Injection Substation, which is completed and ready to be commissioned before the end of this week; as well as the FUTO 33KV line which will be ready for commissioning in two weeks’ time.”
It will be recalled that in September, 2020, EEDC carried out the upgrade of its Trans Ekulu Injection Substation in Enugu, increasing the capacity from a 15MVA to a 22.5MVA, thereby drastically improving the quality of supply availability to customers served by the substation.
It was gathered that about thirty network expansion projects valued at about N1.6 billion have been identified for execution, and these, when completed will improve the quality of service to customers.
Ezeh also said that the company purchased 180 units of distribution transformers of different ratings, valued at over N600 million, some of which are already being deployed across the network as relief to the overloaded substations and also as replacement for failed ones.
“All these underscore EEDC’s conscious effort towards improving the capacity of its infrastructure, reducing its losses, improving its revenue and ultimately enhancing customer experience”.