By Chimezie Anaso
Awka – The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says a new 7.5 MVA Injection Substation under construction in Awka will be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2019.
Mr Chukwuemeka Ezeh, Head, Communications Department of EEDC, said on Friday in Awka that the investment was to boost its service delivery in the state and other parts of its network.
Ezeh said the new 7.5MVA Injection substation was being installed at the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) premises in Awka.
He also said that the existing 7.5 MVA Injection substation at Agu-Awka, Awka, was currently undergoing upgrade to 15MVA.
According to him, when completed, the project at Agu-Awka will tackle electricity challenges and boost supply to Awka Industrial Layout, Ifite, Agu-Awka GRA, Nkwere Awka, UNIZIK, Amansea, Ebenebe, Ugbenu and Ugbene communities.
“The Injection substation at ABS, Awka, which will be ready for inauguration in the first quarter of the year, is expected to improve electricity supply to Okpuno, Isuaniocha, Mgbakwu, Urum and Amanuke communities and the university community.
“These investments include the construction of a 1 x 7.5MVA Injection substation at ABS, Awka, and upgrading of the 7.5MVA Injection Substation at Agu Awka to 15MVA.
“These projects were necessitated by the challenges of poor electricity supply within the areas due to over loaded feeders,” he said in a statement.
Ezeh said the company had also approved the construction of a new Oguta 33KV line valued at over N140 million, which would take care of customers in New Owerri, World Bank, Concord Hotel area, Irete community and industries within the area.
The spokesman recalled that in 2018, EEDC delivered major network enhancement projects ranging from de-loading of feeders, deployment of relief transformers and replacement of failed transformers.
He urged its customers and the general public to join hands with the company in safeguarding power installations from vandalism and shun energy theft.
“These investments underscore our organisation’s commitment to addressing the power supply needs of our customers.
“We, therefore, hope that they will reciprocate this gesture by ensuring they pay their electricity bills as and when due,’’ Eze said.