AEDC customers to enjoy improved power with completion, installation of additional 33kv feeders

CUSTOMERS of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AED Plc) are set to enjoy improved electricity supply with the completion of the construction of three 33 kilovolt (kv) feeders and installation of auto reclosers at the Dawaki 2×60 megavolt (MVA), 132/33kv transmission station.

The transmission station was commissioned on November 27, 2022 at Dawaki, but commenced initial load evacuation from 5pm on  April 17, 2023, on two feeders. The

With this development, customers in Gwarinpa, Life Camp and Kubwa areas of the Federal Capital Territory are expected to experience improved service delivery of power supplies.

Commenting on this development, the AEDC Plc chief marketing officer, Donald Etim, explained that the constructed 33kv feeders would de-load Gwarinpa and Life Camp 33kv feeders from AT2 Katampe, as well as Dawaki and Bwari 33kv feeders from AT4 Kubwa TS.

Etim assured that the project would improve power supply availability within Gwarinpa, Dawaki, Katampe, Life Camp, Kubwa, Bwari, and environs.

He quoted the AEDC managing director/CEO, Adeoye Fadeyibi, as saying, ‘‘We are thrilled to announce the successful commissioning of our new 33kv feeders, which is a proof of our commitment to meeting the growing electricity needs of our customers.

“These feeders will not only help de-load the existing infrastructure, but also improve the overall performance of our distribution network, ensuring reliable and uninterrupted power supply to our valued customers in Gwarinpa, Life Camp and other locations.”

Further, he said that the two AEDC 33kv feeders would evacuate power from the 132/33kv GIS transmission station at Dawaki as follows: 33kv feeder H02 will feed Gwarinpa 1st-5th Avenue, Setraco, and Citec Estate, while 33kv feeder H03 will feed 6th & 7th Avenue, Adkan Estate, and Grand Products in Dawaki.






     

     

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    Etim added, “As a customer-centric company, we are constantly investing in our infrastructure to enhance service quality and customer experience.

    “The commissioning of these new feeders is a strategic move to address the increased demand for electricity in these areas, and ensure an efficient and reliable power supply to our customers.

    “As the load evacuation phase unfolds in the next few weeks, load may be adjusted gradually as we observe the feeder performances.”

    Harrison Edeh is a journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, always determined to drive advocacy for good governance through holding public officials and businesses accountable.

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