EEDC invests over N200m in power infrastructure, completes two major projects in Imo State

Posted by Charles lwuoha, Enugu | 4 September 2019 | 333 times

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Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has completed two major projects in Imo state in line with its commitment towards improving the socio-economic state of the South-East zone.

The two projects, which are estimated at over N200million are a dedicated 33KV line constructed for one of the company’s industrial customers, Alex Aluminium Company; and Oguta 33KV double circuit line. Both lines will radiate from Egbu Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Station.

The company’s Head of Communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, made this known in a statement in Enugu on Tuesday.

According to Ezeh, the Alex Aluminium 33KV line has a route length of about 38 kilometers, and is designed to improve availability to the industrial customer; while the Oguta 33KV line, with double circuit, has a route length of about 11 kilometers and will feed New Owerri, Port Harcourt Road and Onitsha Road axis.

The Oguta 33KV line caters for seven 11KV feeders, which include Concord, Obinze, Irete, World Bank, Irete Industrial, Egbeada and Port Harcourt Road feeders. One circuit of the Oguta 33KV line will terminate at Z05 Injection Substation, Onitsha Road, and continue to feed the CBN line that feeds Concord area and Emerald Food and Beverage Company Limited.

The second Oguta 33KV feeder, which feeds the Oguta, Ogbaku and Mgbidi axis will alleviate the poor supply situation experienced by customers within the area.

It was gathered that prior to now, the frequency of power interruptions in New Owerri was high and unbearable, that informed the investment by EEDC, to improve availability to its customers within the affected areas.

The new line which is free from line loads and less prone to interruptions will serve to stabilize supply availability in New Owerri and its environs.

Ezeh further said that the Oguta 33KV feeder will to a large extent, alleviate the sufferings of the industrialists within the industrial area of Owerri.

“Customers served by these newly commissioned projects will definitely experience improved supply, up to 20 hours daily, and it is consistent with our efforts in ensuring our customers have enjoyable experience,” Ezeh said.

Source: News Express

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