The management of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has issued an apology to its customers over the erratic power supply experienced. The General Manager Corporate Communications, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said the erratic supply was due to last week’s system collapse on the national grid which resulted in a Nationwide blackout.
Mr Idemudia noted that power supply to its customers had been erratic for the past five days.
He said ;
“Until Generation goes up, there is nothing we can do now because National Grid (NG) is the only source of our supply.
“We feel your pains. “We are, therefore, appealing to customers to bear with us, as supply will be restored as soon as these repairs are concluded.
“EKEDC highly regrets any inconveniences caused by this irregular supply,”
The collapse followed a fire incident on Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC’s) Escravos Lagos Pipeline System, which supplies gas to plants generating 3,182 Mega Watt (MW). All the plants shut down. These plants include Egbin 1,320MW; Olorunsogo National Integrated Power Plant (NIPP) 676MW; Olorunsogo 338MW; Omotosho NIPP 450MW; Omotosho 338 MW and Paras 60MW power stations.