Patience Toyo, Head, Public Affairs, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), has said that appreciable stable power supply would be attained in the country by June.
The new power distribution company is responsible for distributing electricity to the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Kogi and Nassarawa states.
“It is possible for the country to attain stable power supply by June. There are already plans being made about that and which are in line with directive of the Minister of Power,” she said.
It would be recalled that the Power Minister, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, had directed the new investors in the power sector to ensure improved power supply in the country by June, this year.
Toyo said that the first thing AEDC planned to do was to remove some customers from over-loaded transformers to smaller, but efficient ones “to enable them to have improved power supply”.
“There are also projects going on in Gwandara, Nyanya and Giwa areas. These are all steps being taken to ensure that electricity supply in Abuja and its environs improves to a very stable situation,’’ she added.
She also said that the company had concluded plans to put all electricity consumers in the area in a metering regime that would ensure effective monitoring of power distribution and check irregularities that might arise.
“When you don’t meter people, you give wrong bills. This is why we are making adequate plans to make sure that our customers are adequately metered and captured into the system,” she explained.
Toyo said that arrangements were also being made to provide additional transformers and other equipment and “re-conductor’’ the power lines, adding that all the plans would be carried out in the shortest time possible.
She urged electricity customers in the area to pay their bills in order to assist the company in carrying out all that was required to boost electricity supply, saying that improved supply would be the “dividend of power privatisation”.