AEDC apologises to customers in Karu and environs over power interruption

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company(AEDC) has apologised to its customers in Karu and environs, for power interruption to the area, blaming it on ”technical ”.

AEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Oyebode Fadipe in a statement in Abuja, on Sunday, explained that  some technical from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), were responsible for the service interruption.

”This is to inform the public that AEDC customers from Karu to Lafia have unable to receive electricity supply since the evening hours of  March 13.

“The 132 kilo Volt (KV) line from Apo Transmission Station to Akwanga Transmission Station and serving Karu Transmission Station, Keffi Transmission Station and Akwanga Transmission Station had   opened and restored late during the night hours.

“However, upon restoration, the affected transmission stations have remained on station service only, up to this moment, due to some technical .

“Our colleagues in TCN are working around the clock to resolve this,” he said.

Fadipe said that as a result of the interruption, AEDC customers in Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Karshi, Mararaba, Keffi, Akwanga, Lafia, and environs, are currently unable to have access to electricity for activities.

“While sincerely apologise to the affected customers, please be informed that the TCN crew is already at work to ensure that the challenges are speedily dealt with,” he said.

However, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s, General Manager, Corporate Affairs said that AEDC had informed on March 13 of TCN’s planned annual of 150 Mega Volt Ampree (MVA) 132/33KV Power transformer (TR1) at Gwagwalada Transmission Substation.

She added that after the successful completion of the scheduled , the engineers experienced  a challenge in restoring the transformer, as a result of which Apo, Karu, Keffi and Akwanga were asked to drop some load until TR 1 was restored.

She said TCN  maintenance crew worked assiduously and were able to resolve the issue today, March 14.

” Supply would be fully restored through the transformer shortly, she said. (NAN)