Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc on Thursday disclosed that it has commenced a load shedding program in Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Karshi, Ado, Mararaba and environs following the confirmation of the failure of one of the 2 X 60MVA power transformer at the 132/33kV transmission station by the Abuja Region of the Transmission Company of Nigeria.
The company in a statement by General Manager, Corporate Communications, Oyebode Fadipe explained that with the failure of one of the TCN transformers, the load shedding of customers in the affected areas may become worse as the 2 X 60MVA that hitherto served the areas were grossly inadequate.
AED Plc said further in the statement that prior to the failure of the TCN transformer, there had been load shedding of power supply to the affected customers as a result of 132kV line limitation and overload of the 2 X 60MVA, 132/33kV transformers I & II at the Karu transmission station.
“The current situation is expected to further aggravate the level of load shedding in the affected area as all the customers will now be fed from a single 60MVA transformer,” the utility company added.
While appealing for the understanding and patience of the affected customers, AED Plc said TCN us working to resolve the challenge as quickly as possible. AED Plc further assured its customers that it will ensure that the load shedding is done in an equitable manner during the period.