IBEDC Blames TCN, Explains Reasons For Rejecting Power

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John Ayodle, Director, IBEDC

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has made strong allegations against the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

According to IBEDC Managing Director, John Ayodele, “TCN which is the middle-man of the value chain does not always wheel power supply when and to where it is needed.” He further elaborated on his point saying that the company has always clamoured for adequate and reliable power supply to economically viable areas with higher concentration of maximum demand customers, such as Sagamu, Ota, Papalanto, Abeokuta, Ibadan North, and Iseyin but TCN has been unable to deliver due to undersized transmission lines, overloaded transmission power transformers and aged/obsolete indoor 33KV breakers.

“IBEDC has requested to take more power to areas where load demand exceeds supply but a lot of those requests are still pending. Also, the frequency of interruptions, sometimes more than ten times in twenty-four hours has made a number of our premium customers to resort to self-generation, leaving the national grid completely.” Ayodele said. He noted that “the IBEDC ought not to reject power, however, this happens due to the existence of areas where the customers do not have the purchasing power reciprocal to the amount of power they receive due to economic reasons and a general apathy to bill payment.”

“IBEDC has requested to take more power to areas where load demand exceeds supply but a lot of those requests are still pending. Also, the frequency of interruptions, sometimes more than ten times in twenty-four hours has made a number of our premium customers to resort to self-generation, leaving the national grid completely”.

He noted that, “the IBEDC ought not to reject power, however, this happens due to the existence of areas where the customers do not have the purchasing power reciprocal to the amount of power they receive due to economic reasons and a general apathy to bill payment.”

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