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Electricity: Eko, Ikeja DisCos blame drop in generation for power outage



Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and Ikeja Electric (IE) Plc have attributed the outage currently being experienced by customers under their networks to a drop in power generation.

The DisCos made this known in statements issued on their social media pages on Saturday, regarding the state of power supply to their customers.

EKEDC said the reduction in supply was due to the drop in power generation from an average of 3,700MW to 2,000MW per hour.

The DisCo said this was caused by gas limitations arising from vandalism, and more recently an issue affecting Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) line from the Egbin Power Plant.

“We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused and assure you that we are working with our generation and transmission partners to ensure that stable supply is achieved within the shortest possible time.

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“We equally commenced major network rehabilitation and relief projects within our network two weeks ago that will significantly improve our services to our dear customers,” EKEDC said.

Similarly, Ikeja Electric said power outage is being experienced in certain parts of its network due to load shedding by TCN as a result of drop in power generation.

The DisCo said the affected areas are Iju, Abule Odu, Egbeda, Oregun, Anifowoshe, Ago, Okota, Oke Afa, Ajao, Amuwo, Ikosi, Mende, Ogudu, Bariga, Oworo, Gbagada and Ilupeju.

“We regret the inconvenience and wish to assure that our technical team is working with other partners in the electricity value chain to improve the situation.“Normalcy will be restored as soon as stability is achieved,” Ikeja Electric said.


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