PHED seeks end to energy theft, vandalism
The Port Harcourt Electricity Company (PHED) has appealed for customers’ support in the fight against energy theft, vandalism and attacks on personnel on legitimate duty in Cross River State.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PHED, Mr. Henry Ajabhawa, made the call at the weekend in a statement in Calabar, adding that such attacks amount to setbacks in the entire energy value chains, as well as economic sabotage.
He said PHED in partnership with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDDPHC) is supplying 100MW of excess power from Odukpani plant to Calabar metropolis.
The PHED boss also disclosed that 120,000 Smart Meters to be installed are arriving Calabar, as Network Optimisation projects would be carried out to rehabilitate and increase capacity for effective power supply.
“The Management of the Port is glad to inform electricity consumers in Cross River State and the general public that it entered into a bilateral agreement with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), aimed at taking power supply in the state to the next level. This principally is aimed at meeting the demands of customers.”
He stated that the Network Optimisation projects have begun and one already completed with construction of one unit of 15MVA (1×15 MVA) at Adiabo in Odukpani Local Government Area, and construction of a substation at Akpabuyo Local Government Area, “all aimed at showing commitment to resolving the community’s electricity issues”.