The two critical feeders belonging to Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, earlier disconnected by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has been reconnected.
The TCN has through its official twitter handle said “The Nigerian Electricity Market Operator has today, 19 August 2019 lifted the Suspension & Disconnection Orders issued Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company after the DisCo complied with the Market Conditions/Market Participation Agreements.
“In line with Market Rules 45.3.15, the Market Operator hereby notifies Transmission Service Provider to connect back the facilities to the Grid”.
In view of the above, the two feeders, Borikiri and Secretariat 33kv lines with 8 No. outgoing 11kv feeders affecting State Secretariat, Government House, UTC Area, BMH, Amadi Flats, Moscow Road, Forces Avenue and the entire Port Harcourt Township are back on supply.
PHED, therefore, appreciates the patience and understanding of its customers in the affected areas while the disconnection lasted and wishes to further remind them that payment of energy consumed is a must if the power industry is to be sustained.
PHED will continue to strive for improved service delivery to all stakeholders, “A situation where the debt profile of the company arising from unpaid energy consumed by its customers in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states as at June 2019 stood at N161.7 billion is not a welcome development.
“All hands must be on deck by the key players in the value chain with a view to getting the desired result”.
The feeders, it would be recalled were disconnected by the TCN on 2nd August 2019 where TCN alleged that PHED breached the market rules which PHED responded accordingly and sought for clarifications but TCN remained adamant and subsequently effected the suspension and disconnection orders.
Manager, Corporate Communications,
20TH AUGUST 2019