LAGOS, JANUARY 8, 2018 – Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has apologised to its consumers over the irregular power supply currently being experienced.
Mr Godwin Idemudia , General Manager, Corporate Communications, explained that the epileptic supply was due to a system collapse from the national grid affecting the entire country.
Idemudia, said the system collapsed which occurred recently had resulted in nationwide blackout had really affected the EKEDC consumers.
According to the General Manager, since five days now, power supply to customers under our network has been on and off.
“Until Generation goes up, there is nothing we can do now because National Grid (NG) is the only source of our supply.
“We feel your pains.
“We are, therefore, appealing to customers to bear with us, as supply will be restored as soon as these repairs are concluded.
“EKEDC highly regrets any inconveniences caused by this irregular supply,” he said.
Nigeria was on Jan.2 thrown into a nationwide blackout as the country suffered total collapse of its power system grid.
The collapse followed a fire incident on Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC’s) Escravos Lagos Pipeline System and a shutdown of pipeline supplying gas to 3,182 Mega Watt (MW) plants.
These plants include Egbin 1,320MW; Olorunsogo National Integrated Power Plant (NIPP) 676MW; Olorunsogo 338MW; Omotosho NIPP 450MW; Omotosho 338 MW and Paras 60MW power stations.
The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, which confirmed the collapse and the shutdown of gas supply to the 3,182 MW plants, described the incident as a setback to the power sector.