Eko DisCo’s 20MW project expansion to lift supply to Lekki, others
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says its on-going power project expansion will up supply to residents of Oniru, Maroko and Lekki environs within its network.
The 20 megawatts project, the General Manager, Communications, EKEDC , Godwin Idemudia, said, will be completed within a mouth as part of the company’s aggressive approach to execute needed projects within its operations network and improve supply to its customers.
Idemudia said that with the introduction of new power cables at the Maroko injection substation and construction of a new power line within its network, customers in that area would enjoy uninterrupted power supply.
According to him, the Maroko injection substation currently supplies Maroko, Ajose Adeogun and Oniru environs.
Idemudia said the replacement of the existing cables and installation of new power lines, will not only improve power supply in the areas but also enable the company to extend the substations connection towards the Lekki axis, thereby improving power supply in the area.
He said, “The company had invested over N655 million on these projects; over N200 million is spent to replace old power cables, while over N455 million was also spent to construct a new power line.
“The construction of the new power line commenced in April 2018 and this would also improve power supply with an additional 20MW.”
The EKEDC spokesman said that the project which commenced in April was slightly delayed due to importation constraints on the main power cables needed for completion.
He said that the power cables had been cleared at the Lagos Port and the project would be completed within a month.
Idemudia said since the old cables were replaced, the company had not recorded any faults, adding that it has also increased the power outages in these areas to 20 hours daily which the company is also aiming towards 24-hours depending on energy supply from the grid.
He, however, pleaded with customers to bear with the company and cooperate with its officials during this rehabilitation period.
“I commended our esteemed customers for their continued support and urged them to fulfil their obligations by paying their bills on time.
“As it will help the company provide better services as more investments will be injected into the network for the improvement of power supply to our customers under EKEDC network, ‘’the statement said.