AEDC Commissions Power Network Monitoring Equipment worth #200 million

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) commissioned the Assorted ultra-modern power network monitoring equipment it procured worth over N200 million at the company’s G. 42 Injection Substation (Taleveras) in the Central Business District area of Abuja.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the Managing Director/CEO of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Engr Ernest Mupwaya noted that one of the major challenge facing the company especially in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is the issue of the underground distribution network , adding that because of that, the engineers in the company face a lot of challenges in terms of cable vandalization and faults which do take the engineers several hours and even days to fix, and during the course of the repairs, the customers are denied access to electricity over long periods of time.

He also mentioned that with the modern fault locating equipment, faulty portions of underground cables could be pinpointed with maximum accuracy within 30 minutes. The AEDC Director who put the total value of the investment in the advanced equipment in the region of N200 million, also disclosed that infra-red cameras, computerized applications for real-time data and quality analyzers had also been procured.

Isaac Ademoluti

A Geophysicist, graduated from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). Worked at Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), 132/33 KV Apo- Substation. Interested in the Power sector, football and loves writing.

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