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EEDC explains poor power supply in South-East

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AS residents of the five South-East states of Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra and Imo grapple with the epileptic power supply, the region’s utility company, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), has attributed the development to “very low power generation in the country.”

In a statement, the firm’s Manager, Communications, Eugene Aniowo, noted that the situation “has given rise to massive load-shedding by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which is affecting every part of the country.

He said the company was not unmindful of the problems arising from low power generation, assuring that the Federal Government and relevant stakeholders were making frantic efforts to remedy the situation and restore stable power for customers’ socio-economic wellbeing.

However, he was silent on the complaints over faulty transformers, which have hindered effective power supply to various parts of the zone



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  • nnamdi okoroafor

    EEDC should go beyond explaining the reasons for low shedding and poor energy supplies to address the ongoing fraudlent or unethical practices of outrageous unconsumed estimated monthly bills issued to our old retiree parents at Arochukwu LGA. It is an undisputed fact tha pensions and gratuities were overdelayed or unpaid for years on end; yet our socially humilated parents who in time past were accustomed with the normal practice of prompt settlement of domestic bills, are indirectly lured into a stressful state of mind as they ponder over these abnormalies which often boils down to disconnection of their supplies. In fact most of our parents consume minimal loads which does not exceed few lighting points and fan in either a room or two rooms appartment structures; yet their Bills which ranges up to N6,000 – N8,000 monthly soars higher than bills payable in either a 4-Bed Room appartment Flat and more at Abuja; Lagos, Aba, Umuahia or developed commercial cities. EEDC should fast track the pending Pre-Paid Energy Meter issue. EEDC should affiliate with indigeneous Meter Manufacturing Firms for mass production and installation of Pre Paid Meters at a subsidized Fixed Charge, otherwise let EEDC import Pre-Paid Meters through Vendors, which can be more or less broken down by compound interest formula and gradually paid-back by consumers in future as Fixed Charges. Simply put, now that EEDC has accepted the blame for low shadding and epileptic supplies, let the weeks of total black out and incessant Sub-Stations or Net-Work infrastructural break down – (which has never been reflected in EEDC Billing System); be taken into consideration and reducted from fraudulent estimated bills that are presently concocted through 10 – 5 years of LAR Date (Last Actual Meter Reading Date). Besides our old parents in various villages, other teemingr energy-oppressed consumers from divise segments of our socio-economic sectors are affected too. The rich also cry!