The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it is continuing current massive electricity network expansion projects in the South-East to generally improve power supply and stability.
The Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said this on Monday while briefing newsmen on the recent commissioning of the Ugwuogo Nike 33KV line within the outskirts of Enugu metropolis.
Ezeh said that the renewed zeal to push up network expansion projects in South-East was in keeping with the organisation’s commitment towards consistently enhancing and strengthening its network to deliver reliable and quality power supply to her customers.
According to him, the Ugwuogo Nike 33KV project is one of the many projects currently ongoing across the EEDC network.
“The new Ugwuogo Nike 33KV line, which radiates from the New Haven Transmission Station, terminates at the Nike Lake Injection Substation.
“ Ugwuogo Nike 33KV line 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 Nike 33KV line, the Nike Lake Injection Substation was being fed by Thinkers Corner Injection Sub-station.
“With this construction, the two Injection Sub-stations will begin to perform optimally, with balanced load and minimal interruptions/tripping,’’ he said.
The EEDC spokesman also said that similar projects are due for commissioning in Ebonyi and Imo States.
“They are Onuebonyi 11KV feeder, created from Ochudo 1x15MVA Injection Substation, which is completed and ready to be commissioned before the end of this week; and FUTO 33KV line which will be ready for commissioning in two weeks,’’ he said.
Ezeh recalled that in September, 2020, EEDC carried out an upgrade of its Trans Ekulu Injection Sub-station in Enugu, increasing the capacity from a 15MVA to a 22.5MVA, thereby drastically improving quality of supply availability to customers served by the sub-station.
“Also, about 30 network expansion projects valued at about N1.6 billion have been identified for execution, and these once completed will improve the quality of service to customers.
“The company recently 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,’’ he added.