3-day blackout in Nigeria

Nigeria: The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has announced a 3-day power blackout as it commences more efforts to upgrade infrastructures in Awka, Anambra State.

This is coming less than 24 hours after the upgrade of its Ebeano Tunnel injection substation from a 7.5MVA capacity to 15MVA.

These upgrades are to match the rapid increase in load demand by customers, as well as to significantly improve the quality of power supply to the affected areas.

Emeka Ezeh, the head of EEDC communications, said that the upgrade of Agu-Awka injection substation was planned to last for three days, and will commence on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Just last year, EEDC delivered major network enhancement projects ranging from de-loading of feeders, deployment of relief transformers and replacement of failed transformers. In Enugu State, EEDC completed and commissioned the 7.5 MVA Nike Lake injection substation at Nike, which greatly improved electricity supply to the entire Nike area and parts of Abakpa.

Source: Daily Post