Following the restoration of electricity to Ode-Aye town in Okitipupa Local Government, Ondo South, after a long while, the Halu of Ode-Aye kingdom, Oba William Akinmusayo Akinlade, has commended the staff and management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). Flanked by his subjects, Akinlade said: “We thank God that after a long while the light is now on. We thank BEDC, staff, management and everybody working in BEDC. God will bless you all. You will not be put into a blackout.”
The management of BEDC, yesterday, led by the Chief State Head, Ondo/Ekiti States, Mrs Kunbi Labiyi had charged the company’s field staff to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that Ode-Aye people enjoy electricity beginning from the 2018 Christmas celebration. Similarly, on Wednesday, BEDC also restored electricity supply to some communities in Ekiti State.
North-East power transmission capacity increases by 100% — TCN – Punch
The power transmission capacity in the North-East has increased by 100 per cent, the Transmission Company of Nigeria has said. According to the TCN, the transmission capacity in the region doubled after the recent installation of two 330kV transmission substations in the North-East. This came as TCN’s Managing Director, Usman Mohammed, told our correspondent in an exclusive interview in Abuja that the firm had established a task force to monitor the frequency control of the grid in order to ensure that power generation companies abide by the grid code on frequency management.
On December 13, the TCN in its bid to avert system collapse declared that electricity generation companies that failed to comply with the stipulated frequency control that ensured the stability of the power grid would be removed from the grid. TCN had explained that the failure of some power generators to stick to the prescribed frequency control was contributory to the instability in Nigeria’s grid, a development that occasionally led to power system collapse.