A Nationwide technical monitoring and evaluation of networks and installations under the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos) would be done by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA).
A statement by the spokesperson, Mrs Ama Umoren, said the primary focus of the exercise is on the 33 Kilovolt (KV) feeder lines and associated 33/11KV injection substations with supply source from 330/132/33KV transmission substations.
“The exigency of the exercise is to identify constraints militating against quick realization of the Federal Government’s policy and efforts for sustainability of the incremental, stable and uninterrupted power supply.
It is also to identify the high risk and technical loss points along the 33KV feeder lines and to ascertain causes of load rejection by the DisCos and to make recommendations for dealing with identified challenges “
Speaking during one of the inspections, the MD of NEMSA, Engr. Peter Ewesor, said
“The exercise will identify high risk defective networks that pose serious threat and danger to operators’ operational staff and the general public for immediate attention and correction/rectification by respective DisCos and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).”
Areas that the exercice has covered since it started in October 2017 includes Abuja, Ikeja, Kano, Benin, Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Enugu DisCo’s networks and it is still on-going.