Awka to experience three-day blackout — EEDC
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) said yesterday that some parts of Awka in Anambra State would be out of supply for three days beginning from today.
The development followed the upgrade of the Agu-Awka Injection Substation from 7.5MVA capacity to 15MVA. This is coming less than 24 hours after that of Ebeano Tunnel Injection Substation was upgraded from a 7.5MVA capacity to 15MVA.
The company, which has also taken delivery of a brand new 15MVA power transformer which it ordered from overseas, added that the upgrades were meant to match the rapid increase in load demand by customers, as well as improve the quality of power supply to the affected areas.
Head of Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, who disclosed this to newsmen in Enugu, yesterday, said the upgrade of Agu-Awka Injection Substation was planned to last for three days, and commences today.
Ezeh stated that, as “a result of the development, electricity customers served by the substation will be out of supply during the period of the upgrade. The affected areas are Agu-Awka GRA, UniZik, parts of Nkwele Awka, Amenyi Awka, CBN, Juhel, Millennium Industry and Nodu Okpuno.”