YOLA Electricity Distribution Company, YEDC, has procured 240 units of single face high voltage distribution transformers to boost electricity supply and activities of small and medium scale enterprises in the area. The new transformers were used to replace those that were destroyed by Boko Haram in three frontline states.
Baba Umar Mustpha, managing director of the company, disclosed this on Tuesday, December 6, during a press briefing in Yola, Adamawa state. He restated the company’s commitment and determination in boosting economic activities in the north- east where it is situated.
He noted that the reason for the procurement was to improve epileptic power supply and boost the economic activities of the frontline states, which are in dire need of development and food due to the insurgency which had brought starvation and hunger in the area.
Mustapha said the aimed is to boost the small and medium scales enterprises to bring the nation out of its current recession. He also explained that the transformers which comprises 25, 2and 15 KVAs is designed to reduce technical load, and improve voltage quality in front line states bedeviled by the Boko Haram insurgency. “The transformers are vandal free, controls low voltage and cannot be tampered with by thieves.”
He assured customers that 80 percent of YEDC customers would be metered free by 2017, while urging customers to report any faults to the company. He said the epileptic supply experienced in the last one week in the zone might not be unconnected with the challenges of gas constraints which dropped generations of power to 3000 Megawatts which affected the 3.5 per cent of YEDC share.
He, however, called on customers to desist from energy theft to enable the company thrive in the north east.
— Dec 19, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT