The Benin Benin Electricity Distribution (BEDC) Plc,in its continous strategy to improve customer service has completed and inaugurated a new 2X15MVA 33/11Kv Injection sub-station, Asaba mains at Ibusa in Delta state.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, was at the inauguration to commission the new sub-station,just after the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) third quarter (Q3) rating was released which revealed that the distribution company was ranked the best among the 11 distribution companies in the country.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, The Managing Director, BEDC, Mrs Funke Osibodu, who also gave a speech at the comissioning ceremony mentioned that there was an improved power supply to Asaba, and neighbouring communities including Ibusa, and Ogwashi–Uku, which were recently energized to the national grid. She said the commissioning of the Asaba substation was a major breakthrough that will improve power supply to industries, industrial clusters, and commercial areas, through the construction of dedicated line to guarantee more hours of power supply, and residential communities.
The BEDC boss ,Mrs Funke Osibodu also made a note that customers in Okwe, Akuebulu, Jarret Ogbeofu, Osadebe way, Okwe Housing Estate, Oduke, New Jerusalem, Malbovil, Paul Owumi, Osalabon, Alunazunwan and its environs, will benefit from these projects, adding that another sub-station at Ibusa is almost completed and will be ready for commissioning soon.
In his closing remarks, The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said that the present administration is committed to improving power generation and distribution in the country, and that a lot of efforts were being put in to that effect. He also praised the efforts of the Delta State Government for partnering with BEDC to ensure sustainable power in the state and explained that the progress made in power generation in the country was due to peace recorded in the Niger Delta, stressing that for the first time both Hydro and gas worked without interruption hence the improvement in power generally across the country.