Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has said that its customers in parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja would experience interruption of electricity supply between today January 26th and January 28th, 2021.
The areas include Utako, Wuye, Human Rights Radio, Suncity estate, Galadimawa, Kabusa Garden, Idu Industrial, Idu Railway Station, Open University, CITEC Mbora estate, Durumi, Games Village, Lugbe Across, Pyakassa, Chika, Kunchinhoro, Brains & Hammer and evirons.
A statement by the company’s, General Manager, Corporate Communications, Bode Fadipe, on Tuesday explained that the essence of the interruption is to enable the maintenance crew of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) re-string the vandalised portion of the 132kV line transporting energy from Gwagwalada transmission station to Apo/Kukwaba Transmission Stations.
Fadipe said in order to cushion the effect of the 3days interruption, AEDC has worked out modalities yo back feed some of the affected areas, where possible.
“This will, however, engender a load shedding regime since existing nearby feeders will be saddled with more loads that they hitherto were not carrying”, he explained.
While appealing for the understanding of the affected customers, AEDC said 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.
It will be recalled 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.