The Abuja Distribution Company (AEDC) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) have concluded plans to carry out a joint network reconfiguration to boost power supply in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Mr Oyebode Fadipe, AEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.
Fadipe said that the reconfiguration exercise was to enable the two agencies redistribute load on existing 100MVA transformer at the Apo transmission.
He said that the reconfiguration exercise would be aimed at improving power supply and service delivery in the territory.
“Customers will recall that since the fire incident at Apo in April, there had been a regime of load shedding.
“This reconfiguration exercise is intended to cure the load shedding and bring greater stability to the network,” he said.
According to Fadipe, the exercise, which will take place on Saturday, July 20, will necessitate the interruption of power supply in some areas in the FCT.
He listed the areas to include Lokogoma, Lugbe, Garki, Apo, Central Business District, Trade More Estate, Pegi, some parts of Asokoro and environs, from 10am until 2pm.
. “We, therefore, appeal to all AEDC customers, who will be affected by the consequential power interruption, to please bear with the organisation for the duration of the exercise, ” he said.